Artisan Family Winery

Rainbows End Cabernet Franc

NWC National Champion - Double Gold, Cab Franc Challenge 2019 - Gold, Parker 90+


No doubt there will be plenty more awards to follow as this wine is superb and is listed at some of South Africa's finest restaurants such as La Petit Colombe, Jardine, Shortmarket Club. 


This Rainbows End Cabernet Franc is fantastic. Anton makes some of the best red wines in Stellenbosch and it is his Cabernet Franc that he is most proud of, believing his vineyards have the ideal microclimate for this variety. Anton also produces other excellent award winning red wines including blends, straight Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, plus a superb Merlot.

Very pure, medium bodied with red fruit flavours, very smooth and beautifully balanced. Subtle oak ageing for 12 months, then bottled unfiltered to retain all the flavour and natural goodness. Great wine.

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Rainbows End Cabernet Franc. Previous vintages wine numerous awards including these for the last vinatge:

Platter 4.5 Stars

SA Novare Terroir Awards - Best SA Cabernet Franc in Stellenbosch 2016

Text from Rainbow's End website:


100% Cabernet Franc (South African Clone 1 & French Clone 214 )

Tasting Notes:

Intense dark purple colour. Oak perfume with blackberry and hazel nut on the nose. Broad smooth tannins. A ripe and succulent wine.


12 Months in 50% new, 25% second fill and 25% 3rd fill French oak barrels. Two rackings during wood maturation. Thereafter bottled without filtering or fining. Natural deposits may therefore be found in the bottle. Can be enjoyed now but is anticipated to reach its optimum in 2-5 years time.

More Information
Location Banhoek, Stellenbosch
Winery Rainbows End
Winery status Tiny family winery
Winemaker Anton Malan
Annual production Low
Grapes Cabernet Franc
Product awards NWC National Champion - Double Gold, Cab Franc Challenge 2019 - Gold, Parker 90+
Gold Medals
Style Big and smooth
ABV 14.5
Bottle Size 75cl
Percentage score 90
Sustainable farming Yes
Sulphite level Low
John's Rating
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