Get to Know: Amelia Truter – De Grendel’s New Loyalty Club Coordinator

The start of a new year means opportunities, and sometimes new beginnings. De Grendel is proud to welcome Amelia Truter, our new Loyalty Club coordinator.

Amelia joins De Grendel with great experience, having previously been part of the Nuy Winery and Overhex Wines International families. “I have gained a lot of experience in the wine industry whilst working there,” she explains. “I then relocated to Durbanville and am now enjoying being part of the De Grendel Loyalty club and team.”

De Grendel Wines Loyalty Club Amelia Truter

When asked what her favourite wine cultivar is, Amelia says that there are too many; “I must say, of the white cultivars, I now enjoy Sauvignon Blanc and of the red cultivars I enjoy a Shiraz on a cold winter’s night,” she says with a laugh. “And of course, any Bubbly or sparkling wine – no special occasion needed!”

The feeling of excitement between us and Amelia is mutual. Amelia explains, “I am very excited to be part of De Grendel and the Loyalty club. It is such an honour to be working at De Grendel – the estate itself has so many achievements, that I am proud to be representing the wines as well as taking care of our valued members.”

Amelia is proud to be working with such a dynamic loyalty club; “De Grendel’s Loyalty Club offers so many benefits to our clients, it is such a pleasure to meet everyone and make them part of the De Grendel family,” she says with a smile.

 Place your orders directly with Amelia in January and get R50 OFF when you order R500 or more worth of De Grendel wine. Contact Amelia by emailing or calling us 021 558 6280.

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


January 14, 2019 by De Grendel

De Grendel's Best of 2018

2019 is officially in full force and De Grendel is proud to look back on a fantastic and successful 2018.

1. New Product - Three Spades Cider

We kicked off 2018 with the exciting release of our brand new Three Spades Cider. This premium cider pays homage to the long history of apples in the Graaff family and as such, it holds special significance for the Graaff family to honour both grape and apple growing traditions. De Grendel’s versatile new cider is available in limited quantities. Buy it HERE.

De Grendel Wines Three Spades Cider

2. Entering TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

De Grendel proudly joined the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame in June 2018. This comes after previously earning a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 5 years in a row. 

TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel review website and includes restaurants, hotels, and things to do, making this an incredible achievement. 

Offering a well-rounded list of features, including an unmatchable view of Table Mountain, an exquisite restaurant, and award-winning wines, De Grendel is proud to be part of this prestigious Hall of Fame. We would like to especially thank our fans because we couldn’t have done it without your fantastic reviews and support.

3. A long list of restaurant and wine awards

2018 also saw De Grendel winning a host of incredible awards, including awards from the following competitions:

De Grendel Wines Rubaiyat South African Wine of the Year

4. Rubaiyat crowned South African Wine of the Year at CWSA

Furthermore, our flagship wine the De Grendel Rubaiyat 2015 won Double Gold and was named the South African Wine of the Year 2018 at the China Wine and Spirits awards. This has truly been the cherry on top of an already award-winning year and we couldn’t be prouder.

The Rubaiyat is De Grendel’s flagship wine, originally made in 2006 when winemaker Charles Hopkins was asked by Sir David Graaff to create an iconic estate wine. This wine is a classically poetic Bordeaux style blend consisting of a quatrain of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, and is named after Omar Khayyam’s exquisite collection of 1000 Persian love poems from the 10th century, held dear by the late Sir David. Buy it HERE.


As we look back on a truly significant year, we would like to thank our whole team at De Grendel, as well as our customers who have supported us throughout 2018. We look forward to an even better 2019 with you.

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January 10, 2019 by De Grendel

Soaring to the Top at the FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 with De Grendel

De Grendel has once again proven that they are a consistent producer of quality wine with their latest achievement at the FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition for their De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017. The awards ceremony was held at the spectacular Landtscap venue in Stellenbosch on Wednesday evening.

October 15, 2018 by De Grendel

De Grendel Triumphs with a Trophy and Three Double Gold Medals at the Michelangelo Awards 2018

In one of the most competitive line-ups in the 22 year history of the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirts Awards, De Grendel walked away with pride winning the African Cellar Suppliers Pinot Noir Trophy with their Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2015 as well as 3 double gold medals. Double Gold medals were awarded to the De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017 and 2013 as well as the De Grendel Loyalty Club-exclusive Elim Shiraz 2016.

October 01, 2018 by De Grendel

De Grendel Restaurant Wins at the Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2018

De Grendel Restaurant is a proud recipient of at the Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2018 in the category of Luxury Restaurants in Cape Town, South Africa. The Luxury Lifestyle Awards’ symbol is well-recognized and respected around the globe, and offers assurance of high standards, and pioneering excellence.

September 26, 2018 by De Grendel

RECIPE: Teriyaki Marinated Beef Short Ribs

We asked Chef Ian Bergh for his favorite Heritage Day recipe to share with you. See the recipe below and let us know if you will be trying it this Heritage Day - the perfect wine to pair with this recipe is the De Grendel Merlot 2016.

De Grendel Wines Heritage Day Merlot Recipe

September 21, 2018 by De Grendel

De Grendel Scores Big in the Tim Atkin SA Report 2018

The Tim Atkin SA Report 2018 has been announced and De Grendel is incredibly proud to have not one, not two, but three wines receiving excellent results.

De Grendel Wines Tim Atkin Report 2018

September 12, 2018 by De Grendel

De Grendel Walks Away Proudly at Rosé Rocks 2018

The winners of the Rosé Rocks! 2018 have recently been announced, with De Grendel Rosé proudly winning a Double Gold award.

Rosé Rocks! is South Africa’s first dedicated rosé wine competition which seeks to recognise excellence in rosé winemaking and promote the SA Rosé category. Rosé is one of the fastest growing categories of wine in South Africa and internationally. In South Africa alone, sales have grown annually in double digits in the last few years.

De Grendel Wines Rose Rocks

September 03, 2018 by De Grendel

De Grendel Triumphs at the China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018

De Grendel walked away with an incredible three awards at the CWSA 2018. Both the De Grendel Amandelboord Pinotage 2016 and the De Grendel Shiraz 2016 won Gold, and the De Grendel Rubaiyat 2015 won Double Gold, and was additionally named the South African Wine of the Year, a coveted trophy award.

De Grendel Rubaiyat

August 31, 2018 by De Grendel

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
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