HAUT ESPOIR WINE ESTATE
Founded in 1991 by the Armstrong family, Haut Espoir (meaning “High Hope”), is one of the younger farms in the Franschhoek region. Nestled far up in the Franschhoek valley, Haut Espoir has 23 hectares of land, of which 8 hectares are planted with vines. The remainder of the land is dedicated to fynbos restoration, a riverine ecosystem, olive groves, and a vegetable garden. Haut Espoir has been transitioning to Biodynamics since 2011 and focus on minimal impact on the environment with their viticultural practices. Rob Armstrong, the man behind the entire operation, is an extremely warm and welcoming person and he has a wealth of knowledge in fynbos and winemaking. An experience with Rob at Haut Espoir will see you strolling through the fynbos, the vineyards, and wine cellar before indulging into a fruitful conversation and a few glasses of his fine wine.