A family-led winery, Haute Cabrière has roots that extend deep into Franschhoek’s wine valley, heritage and community.
Founded on the values of family, community and sharing, the von Arnim family of Haute Cabrière has been artfully harnessing the unique terroir (sun, soil and vine conditions) of the Franschhoek Valley since the property was bought in 1982.
Of German descent, the von Arnims are renowned for their pioneering spirit and innovative approach to winemaking.
Head of the family, Achim von Arnim, was amongst the first Cap Classique creators in South Africa and was the very first to consider creating a still wine from traditional champagne varietals. His vision resulted in the now iconic Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir still blend.
Second generation Cellar Master, Takuan von Arnim, continues to grow the family legacy with a passion and respect for the winery’s heritage, integrity and spirit of innovation. Under his guidance, Haute Cabrière continues to be a part of many wine lovers’ most cherished memories.
Haute Cabrière Range of Wines
The original farm was established in the Franschhoek Valley in 1694 by French Huguenot, Pierre Jourdan.
Custom in the Champagne Valley of France dictates that champagne created from the vines of the land is named after the landowner. True to this tradition, founder of Haute Cabrière, Achim von Arnim, named the first range of exceptional Cap Classique wines Pierre Jourdan after the original landowner.
This range remains the perfect ode to the original owner in South Africa’s ‘French Corner’, Franschhoek. The portfolio has since grown to include two more beloved wine ranges, Haute Cabrière, housing the iconic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and our Haute Collection, our maverick collection of site-specific wines.