Our Op Die Berg Chardonnay 2019 received an incredible Master Award at the Global Chardonnay Masters in 2019. The title of Master is only awarded to "exceptional examples". In 2019 our Op Die Berg Chardonnay 2019 also received 90 points in Cape Town at the Winemag Chardonnay Report.
As 2019 draws to a close, we look back on an exceptional year for De Grendel, certainly one of my best ever in 32 years of winemaking, with a string of great accolades and outstanding ratings that were crowned with our first Platter’s five-star rating.
De Grendel has earned its first Platter’s five-star rating with the 2017 Elim Shiraz, reaping the rewards of a near-perfect vintage and the wine-growing potential that cellar master Charles Hopkins saw more than 20 years ago in the cool maritime climate close to Africa’s southern tip of Cape Agulhas.