Haut Espoir is a boutique wine estate and cellar in the Bo- Hoek corner of Franschhoek, South Africa. Developed and run by the Armstrong Family since 1999, our aim is to produce Distinctive, Handcrafted wines in Harmony with Nature.
The High Hope (literal translation of the name Haut Espoir) at the farm is to farm and make wine in harmony with our environment.
We are the custodians of a 23 hectare farm, of which 8 hectares are planted to Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
The remainder of the farm is dedicated to Fynbos restoration and finding a happy home for our essential Integrated Pest Management team.
White varietals and some other reds are sourced from neighbouring farms in the Bo Hoek to compliment our range of wines.
Haut Espoir is as famous for its conservation efforts as it is for it’s wines. From our BWI accreditation and efforts to restore the farm, to our Fynbos Friday posts to hopefully educate the public, our dreams are for sustainable farming and development not only on our farm, but the entire wine industry.
Since 2011 the farm has been undergoing a huge shift in focus towards Biodynamic Agriculture. We focus on minimal impact to the environment with our farming and wine making practises. No fungicides, insecticides or commercially bought fertilisers are used on the property. Water conservation is practised daily and our winery effluent is managed through a bio-reactor and wetland system.