De Grendel Dazzles in Red at The Sommeliers Selection 2018

De Grendel is incredibly proud to have won two awards this year at The Sommeliers Selection 2018 – the De Grendel Merlot 2016 in the category Elegant & Classy – Reds, and the De Grendel Rubaiyat 2015 in the category Voluptuous & Rich – Reds.

De Grendel Wines Sommelier Selection Rubaiyat Merlot

August 07, 2018 by De Grendel

De Grendel Elim Shiraz One of the Best in South Africa

De Grendel celebrates the Elim Shiraz with our 2nd prestigious award in 24 hours! The De Grendel Elim Shiraz is a winner in the Shiraz SA Challenge 2018 and one of the Top 12 Shiraz’s in South Africa for 2018.

To the incredible benefit of De Grendel Loyalty Club members, this wine is exclusively available to them. The De Grendel Elim Shiraz replaced the De Grendel Amandelboord Pinotage as the exclusive wine available to De Grendel Loyalty Club members in 2017.

De Grendel Wines Elim Shiraz Top 12 Challenge

June 05, 2018 by De Grendel

De Grendel Enters TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame

For the past five years in a row, De Grendel Wine Estate has proudly earned a Certificate of Excellence with TripAdvisor. This has meant that we have now qualified for the incredible Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.

De Grendel Restaurant Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame 2018

June 05, 2018 by De Grendel

De Grendel Walks Away Proudly at the 2018 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

De Grendel is proud to announce that we received 2 amazing awards from the 2018 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show that took place this week. The De Grendel Amandelboord Pinotage 2016 won the Best Pinotage Trophy while the De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017 won a Gold medal. De Grendel placed second in the competition overall.

De Grendel Wines Amandelboord Pinotage Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2018

June 04, 2018 by De Grendel

Harvest 2018: From strength to strength

Life can sometimes throw you a curveball, but often, the challenge isn’t as daunting as it initially seems, and can pleasantly surprise you. This turned out to be the case with De Grendel’s 2018 harvest. Having entered one of the worst droughts in Cape Town’s, De Grendel experienced an amazing crop that was 35% bigger than last year, due to supplementary irrigation in critical times. “The rest of the industry is down by 30 to 40% due to the tremendous drought in the Western Cape,” explains cellar master, Charles Hopkins. Supplementary irrigation is the irrigation of crops only when necessary. 

De Grendel Wines Harvest 2018 Charles Hopkins

April 15, 2018 by De Grendel

April Lunch Special at De Grendel Restaurant

We're toasting to the start of autumn with the perfect Lunch Special at De Grendel Restaurant. Have your taste buds tantalised by our Tongue Teaser: 2 Oysters paired with a glass of our beautiful De Grendel MCC Brut.

De Grendel Restaurant MCC and Oysters

Order a 3-course set menu (R425 per person) and receive 2 complimentary oysters and a glass of De Grendel MCC Brut FREE!

CLICK HERE to browse our Lunch Menu

TO BOOK: Call us on 021 558 7035 or email

De Grendel Restaurant Cape Town Decor
*T&Cs apply. Only valid for lunch on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from the 10th of April 2018 to the 30th of April 2018 only.

About De Grendel Restaurant

De Grendel Restaurant rests on a ridge overlooking Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain on the majestic De Grendel estate in the Durbanville Wine Valley. The Graaff family’s property is steeped in heritage and renowned for its award-winning wines. Their passion for winemaking extends to the philosophy they employ at the estate’s restaurant: the use of in-season and locally-sourced fresh produce and a menu that is updated regularly, reflecting the unique culinary heritage of the Cape and created with complementary De Grendel wines in mind. De Grendel’s award-winning wines at cellar door prices at De Grendel Restaurant.

For more information about De Grendel Restaurant click here.

April 10, 2018 by De Grendel

Introducing De Grendel's Three Spades Cider - Bringing Style to Cider

De Grendel toasts the arrival of autumn with the release of Three Spades Cider, acknowledging the Graaff family's close connection to apple farming. The premium cider is made in limited quantities with freshly pressed apples from Elgin, one of South Africa's foremost apple growing regions. 

"Apples have been part of our country's agricultural heritage for as long as growing grapes and wine-making," says Sir De Villiers Graaff, owner of De Grendel wine farm. "It holds special significance for the Graaff family to honour both traditions."

De Grendel Wines Three Spades Apple Cider

March 13, 2018 by De Grendel

De Grendel Wines Price Increase 2018

Stock up on all your favourite De Grendel wines before Tuesday, 1 March 2018 to beat the price increase.

PLUS you get FREE SHIPPING on orders of 6 or more bottles throughout the Western Cape, and on 12 or more bottles for the rest of South Africa.

Our price increase will be effective from the 1st of March 2018. For a detailed list of our new pricing as of 1 March 2018, see below.



MCC Brut R185 R166 R195 R176
Viognier R95 R85 R100 R90
Sauvignon Blanc R95 R85 R100 R90
Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc R150 R135 R160 R144
Chardonnay R175 R157 R190 R171
Rosé R65 R58 R70 R63
Merlot R130 R117 R140 R126
Pinot Noir R175 R157 R190 R171
Amandelboord Pinotage R175 R175 R190 R171
Rubaiyat R300 R270 R330 R297
Noble Late Harvest R130 R117 R140 R126
Sir David Graaff 1st Baronet of Cape Town R1 500 R1 500
Elim Shiraz (1.5 litre) N/A R650 N/A R650
Winifred N/A R135 N/A R144

Loyalty Club members - remember to log in to your profile before shopping to receive your automatic 10% discount.

Not part of the Loyalty Club yet? Click here to find out more about the benefits and how to join.


February 05, 2018 by De Grendel

De Grendel Harvest 2018 Videos

This year we're giving you exclusive video updates about what's going on in the cellar and vineyards at De Grendel during harvest.

In the first video below our cellarmaster Charles Hopkins takes you through the intake of Chardonnay grapes for our De Grendel MCC Brut.

In our second video, Kudzai Mwerenga, Vineyard Manager at De Grendel, talks us through the process of preparing the vineyards to ensure the best quality grapes.

Follow us on social media via the hashtag #Harvest2018 and on our channels below to be the first to see our latest videos:

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February 05, 2018 by De Grendel

Five Reasons De Grendel Loved 2017

2017 was a busy but incredibly successful year at De Grendel, and we are extremely proud of our farm’s resilience as the Cape Town drought and water restrictions escalated.

The release of the Sir David Graaff First Baronet of Cape Town wine

De Grendel Wines Sir David Graaff First Baronet of Cape Town

2017 started off with a proud new wine release that was inspired by, and honours, Sir David Graaff (1st Baronet), who went from being a poor shepherd boy in Villiersdorp to First Baronet of Cape Town.  Sir David Graaff was an extraordinary man and each of the 3 344 numbered bottles Sir David Graaff, First Baronet of Cape Town 2013 carries his signature, the quality of the wine reflecting his high values.

Read more by clicking here.

We once again walked away with a host of wine awards

De Grendel Wines Awards 2017

De Grendel was once again proud to receive a host of awards, further emphasizing our consistent quality and standard of winemaking. Included in our awards were 18 Veritas including two gold, two Michelangelo awards, three awards at the China Wine and Spirits Awards, and a Best-Performing Chardonnay under £20 at the Drinks Business Global Chardonnay Masters 2016. We are exceptionally proud of how well our wines did in 2017.

Our restaurant received two excellent awards

De Grendel Restaurant Cape Town

The World Luxury Restaurant Awards and TripAdvisor awarded the De Grendel Restaurant the Continent Winner of the Luxury Scenic Setting Award and the Regional Winner of the Fine Dining Cuisine Category, and a Certificate of Excellence respectively. With an exquisite view of Table Mountain, and a host of prestigious awards, De Grendel Restaurant was a great reason to love 2017.

Reverse osmosis to beat the water shortage

De Grendel Wines Reverse Osmosis Water

De Grendel decided to go one step further during the terrible Cape Town drought and investigate the option of reverse osmosis on the farm. Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a water treatment process that removes contaminants from water by using pressure to force water molecules through a semipermeable membrane. We are excited to be able to assist the City of Cape Town with efforts to save as much water as possible.

To read more, click here.

The release of the exciting new De Grendel Elim Shiraz 2016

De Grendel Wines Elim Shiraz 2016

Situated on the Agulhas Plain at the tip of Africa, the charming little village of Elim has fascinated De Grendel winemaker, Charles Hopkins, since 1994. De Grendel Loyalty Club members can exclusively enjoy Charles’ unique relationship with the Elim area through the stunning result of the De Grendel Elim Shiraz 2016. It is both De Grendel’s and Charles’ new pride and joy and was the perfect ending to 2017.

To read more, click here.

January 14, 2018 by De Grendel
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