New World Wine, Old World Heritage.
The Louis Fourie 1699 range of wines pays tribute to the legacy of the first winemaker and owner of De Slange Rivier farm, today the home of the award-winning range of Linton Park wines. French Huguenot Louis Fourie arrived at the Cape in 1685 after fleeing France and surviving a 185-day sea voyage from Texel in the Netherlands. Scouting a unique location for planting vines and oaks, Louis discovered a piece of land nestling on the lush slopes of the Groenberg Mountain in the Wagenmakersvallei, today known as the town of Wellington in the Western Cape. He was granted the farm De Slange Rivier in 1699 by the then Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, Willem Adriaan van der Stel. Louis farmed and made wine here until his death in1750, pioneering not only winemaking at the Cape but also as the founder of the Fourie surname in South Africa.
The wines reflect the diverse terroir of the area.