Leopard’s Leap is a global brand based in South Africa's Western Cape wine-lands. It was conceptualised at the turn of the century by wine-maker and businessman, Hein Koegelenberg, CEO of Leopard's Leap Wines, with guidance from his late father-in-law, internationally-renowned business leader, Dr. Anton Rupert. The brand was initially created for the export market in the United Kingdom and has, since its inception, rapidly gained an international reputation for representing a versatile range of excellent quality wines at affordable prices.
Alongside its culture of wine and food and its involvement in literature, Leopard's Leap Wines has a strong commitment to conservation, specifically regarding the threatened Cape Mountain Leopard, through its involvement in the Cape Leopard Trust.
February 2012 saw the official inauguration of the newly developed Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards premises – a stone's throw from Franschhoek village – featuring comprehensive new facilities where visitors with a keen interest in wine and food can get closely involved.
Leopard's Leap now features an all-new Tasting Room that serves as an introduction to its new home and the qualities of its brilliantly versatile wines – the fun-loving Lookout Range for everyday enjoyment, the well-structured and versatile Classic Collection, as well as the range-topping Family Collection. Tasting Room hours: Tues – Sun from 09:00 – 17:00.
Amongst all the fine-dining establishments of South Africa’s Gourmet Capital, Franschhoek, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards introduces an informal and relaxed food-and-wine experience focussing on uncomplicated, fresh and seasonal food, full of flavour and beautifully complimented by Leopard’s Leap wines. Rotisserie-based lunches with tender and juicy meats from the state-of-the-art spit are complimented by farm baked bread, as well as a beautiful selection of side dishes such as seasonal salads and vegetables sourced from the organic vegetable and herb garden on the farm. The food offering is available from Wed – Sun from 11:30 – 15:00.