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

Introducing the exclusive NEW De Grendel Elim Shiraz 2016!

De Grendel Wines Elim Shiraz

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 and it is the potential of the area that drew him in. To the incredible benefit of De Grendel Loyalty Club members, Charles' unique relationship with the Elim area has now resulted in the exclusive release of the new De Grendel Elim Shiraz 2016.

December 01, 2017 by De Grendel

Black Friday Online Shop Deal

De Grendel Wines Black Friday Online Sale

Shop online at today and receive R200 off + Free delivery when you spend R1000 or more! Simply use discount code BLACKFRIDAY when checking out and select the Black Friday Shipping option to get free shipping on all orders!


T&Cs apply. Free delivery in SA only. Not for sale to persons under the age of 18 years. Valid on 24 November 2017 only. Valid for online purchases at only. Not applicable to the De Grendel Christmas Collection, Loyalty Club Christmas Collection and Sir David Graaff First Baronet of Cape Town. 

November 24, 2017 by Amy Brown

Buy De Grendel Rubaiyat & WIN a KURO-Bō Natural Water Filter Set

With the festive season and end of year coming up, it's time do get your gift shopping done. Our award-winning De Grendel Rubaiyat makes for the perfect gift for any occasion - ideal for colleagues, clients, friends and family.

To get you started on your gift shopping, we're giving you 10% OFF* Rubaiyat online purchases during November (see discount code below) PLUS a chance to WIN a De Grendel Rubaiyat and KURO-Bō Natural Water Filter hamper valued at over R1200.


One lucky De Grendel Rubaiyat shopper has the chance to win a bottle of our delicious flagship wine along with a KURO-Bō 100% Natural Charcoal Water Filter and bespoke handblown glass carafe set

De Grendel Wines KURO-Bo giveaway

De Grendel Rubaiyat is a classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot. This special wine has layers of red and black berries, violets, dark chocolate, roasted nuts and vanilla, and is matured in new French oak giving it a smooth rounded texture, making it perfect to be enjoyed over a sumptuous festive meal or stored to age to perfection for a few more years. It was awarded GOLD at the International Wine & Spirit Awards 2016 as well as the coveted Tonnelerie de Mercurey French Style Red Blend trophy at the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2017, one of only 21 trophies awarded to the 1 633 entries.

KURO-Bō 100% Natural Charcoal Water Filter and a beautiful bespoke carafe handblown from recycled glass in Swaziland make for excellent partners to a bottle of good wine on the dinner table. Created through an ancient Japanese technique, KURO-Bō Activated Charcoal (Binchotan) is a highly porous natural filter. When placed in water, it naturally absorbs and reduces toxins, while removing E. Coli and enriching it with beneficial minerals – turning ordinary tap water into filtered water, with a delicious and more refreshing taste.

A single KURO-Bō stick provides up to 3 months of delicious filtered water. It’s as simple as activating it and then popping it into your beautiful carafe and letting it work its magic!


Simply buy our flagship De Grendel Rubaiyat 2014 online before 30 November.

Enter the code ' RUBAIYAT10 ' on checkout to get 10% OFF*. Each order including De Grendel Rubaiyat will automatically enter you into the competition.

NOTE: To have an entire order shipped as a gift, please enter the recipients' address and include a note that this is a gift delivery, along with a personalised message if you like.


Use coupon code 'degrendel2017 ' to get 15% OFF any KURO-Bō products bought from


*Discount does not apply to Loyalty Club. Standard competition T&Cs apply. Alcohol Not for sale to persons under the age of 18. Entrants must reside in South Africa. Winner will be selected via random draw on 30 November and notified via email.

November 07, 2017 by De Grendel

De Grendel Takes Home 18 Veritas Awards, Including 2 Golds

De Grendel scooped a total of 18 Veritas Awards at the 27th Veritas Awards – 10 more than we received in the 2016 awards. Most notably, Gold for De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2010 and De Grendel Shiraz 2016.

“We are very happy that the De Grendel Shiraz has maintained its top place in its category. The De Grendel Shiraz 2015 was awarded Double Gold by Veritas last year and we are very happy that we could follow this up with a gold medal for our 2016 Shiraz. I predicted that the red wines we produced during this hot, dry spell we are experiencing in the Western Cape would be winners and it has proven to be the case,” says Charles Hopkins, cellar master at De Grendel.

De Grendel Wines Shiraz 2016 Veritas Awards

The De Grendel Shiraz has won no less than eight medals at Veritas over the past 11 vintages, including four Double Gold medals.

“Our Shiraz is made with grapes from three established blocks that we’ve been using for six years now. These blocks deliver low yields, which makes them perfect for our Shiraz. The grapes from the three blocks are prepared in three stylistically different ways and then the trick lies in blending these into the perfect Shiraz,” says Hopkins.

“The De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2013 was awarded four prestigious wine accolades last year and is encouraging to see that the 2010 vintage is also being recognized for its excellence. It shows that our reds mature over time to produce truly wonderful wines,” he continues.

De Grendel Veritas 2017 winners:
De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2010 – Gold
De Grendel Shiraz 2016 – Gold
De Grendel Winifred Viognier/Sémillon/Chardonnay 2017 – Silver
De Grendel Op Die Berg Chardonnay 2016 – Silver
De Grendel Op Die Berg Chardonnay 2015 – Silver
De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – Silver
De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – Silver
De Grendel Viognier 2017 – Silver
De Grendel Rubaiyat 2014 – Silver
De Grendel Rubaiyat 2013 – Silver
De Grendel Amandelboord Pinotage 2015 – Silver
De Grendel Shiraz 2014 – Silver
De Grendel Shiraz 2013 – Silver
De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Bronze
De Grendel Rosé 2017 – Bronze
De Grendel Merlot 2015 – Bronze
De Grendel Merlot 2013 – Bronze
De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2013 – Bronze

October 16, 2017 by De Grendel

De Grendel Brings Home Two Big Wins at the Michelangelo International Wine Spirits Awards 2017

De Grendel wines has brought home a trophy and a gold award from the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2017. The De Grendel Rubaiyat 2013 was awarded the Tonnelerie de Mercurey French Style Red Blend trophy, one of only 21 trophies awarded to the 1 633 entries. Our De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017 also won gold.

De Grendel Wines Rubaiyat 2013 Michelangelo Wine Awards 2017

“It is heartwarming to receive a trophy for our De Grendel Rubaiyat as the category with the most entries was the one for red blends, which included Bordeaux style blends as well as Cape Blends,” says Sir De Villiers Graaff, 4th Baronet.

The De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017 was also judged in a highly competitive category. The most entries received for white wines was for Sauvignon Blanc, which received 176 entries, and only ten gold medals were awarded, one of which went to De Grendel.

Our winning wines will now carry stickers acknowledging the awards. “Using various experts in the field of digital marketing, Michelangelo has embarked on a ground-breaking project that – as far we know – is a world first,” says Lorraine Immelman, founder and CEO of the Michelangelo Awards.

“From this year the coveted Michelangelo awards stickers will carry a QR code. Once scanned on the smartphone of the retail, restaurant or hotel customer, the code will allow access to succinct and varied information on the product, including tasting notes and a guide as to where the specific product can be purchased and/or ordered,” she says.

All wines were judged blind according to the international 100-point system.


October 06, 2017 by De Grendel

De Grendel Wins at China Wine and Spirits Awards 2017

The fact that De Grendel took home three prestigious awards at the China Wine and Spirits Awards (CWSA) was made even more exciting in that it happened during a huge typhoon that braced Hong Kong. The “whirlwind” event saw De Grendel taking home Gold awards for De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017, De Grendel Op Die Berg Chardonnay 2016 and De Grendel Shiraz 2015. 

De Grendel Wins at the China Wine and Spirits Awards 2017

Long renowned internationally as the biggest and most prestigious wine and spirits competition in China, CWSA Judges are the most powerful buyers in China. Wine is serious business in China. CWSA Judges want to be the first to taste the newest offerings from producers around the world so they are the first to buy what CWSA Results announce. CWSA 2017 was the biggest on record with an excess of 5,000 samples from 55 countries around the world.

“It is very encouraging to receive these accolades and have the opportunity to reach more wine lovers in China. It is particularly exciting to note that our Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay received Gold awards as this is a particularly competitive class of wines,” says Sir De Villiers Graaff
September 28, 2017 by De Grendel

It’s Time to Savour Sauvignon Blanc Again!

De Grendel is celebrating the beginning of the white wine season with live music, delicious food and a Sauvignon Blanc inspired menu served at the De Grendel Restaurant during the Season of Sauvignon weekend.

De Grendel Wines Season of Sauvignon Festival Durbanville Wine Valley

The annual Season of Sauvignon festival draws together the “family” of vineyards that share their home in the Durbanville Wine Valley. The Valley is renowned as an excellent Sauvignon Blanc area and is one of Cape Town’s ‘must-visit’ wine destinations. This year the festival it will be held on 28 and 29 October.

Here’s what you can expect at De Grendel:

  • CANCELLED: Due to unforseen circumstances, SkyWorx will unfortunately NOT be able to offer Helicopter flights this weekend. Helicopter Rides: Exhilarating Helicopter Rides on 28-29 October for only R279 pp. Enjoy the spectacular bird's-eye view of Table Mountain, the bay and Cape Town CBD flying the safest and best maintained turbine engine Bell helicopters. 4 Pax at a time makes this a bucket list dream event. 
  • A food court including the following vendors:
Sliced Between food truck: They specialise in gourmet wraps, ranging from sirloin steak to pulled pork to vegetarian. And of course we cannot forget their deep fried calamari which is a firm favourite!
Ice Cream Ninja: This tasty vendor places ice cream on a frozen slab and then uses their crazy ninja skills to mix in whatever you want from brownies to cookie dough to peanut butter to fudge to popping candy.
Café Chameleon Pizza: Thin based and wood fired pizza at its best!
  • Resound Music will be providing the perfect live music for the festival.
  • Festival goers will get a branded white wine glass and three wine tastings of De Grendel wines at R50. Normal wine tasting options will also be available.
  • Wine will be available by the bottle for the weekend and we will have a special wine slushy available as well. 
  • Special menu at the De Grendel Restaurant:

De Grendel Restaurant - Season of Sauvignon Menu

In celebration of the Season of Sauvignon Festival taking place the De Grendel Restaurant will be serving a special Sauvignon Blanc inspired food and wine paired menu at R600 per person. This will be the only menu available in the restaurant on the 28th and 29th of October. 

Season of Sauvignon Festival Menu 2017 - PDF


The festival will be running at De Grendel on Saturday, 28 October, and Sunday, 29 October, from 11am to 6pm.

To view the full festival programme click here.

September 28, 2017 by De Grendel
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