Win a Habits Fashion voucher and De Grendel wine worth R4 460!

To celebrate Mothers' Day on the 14th of May, a lucky De Grendel fan will walk away with a wine and fashion hamper that is simply WOW! You can enter multiple times using the widget below.

The prize consists of a R3 500 shopping voucher at Habits Fashion boutique, redeemable online at www.habits.co.za, or in store. To top it off, we're giving away 6 bottles of De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2017 and 6 bottles of De Grendel Rosé 2017. 

Win a R3 500 Habits Gift Voucher & 12 Bottles of De Grendel Wines

* Standard T&Cs apply. Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in South Africa. Competition closes on 13 May 2017 at 12pm. 

April 28, 2017 by De Grendel

A Bold New Wine Released At De Grendel

De Grendel Wines Sir David Graaff First Baronet of Cape Town Red Wine Blend

New year, new wine! We are thrilled to announce that we have a new signature wine available at De Grendel. It is inspired by, and honours, Sir David Graaff, who went from being a poor shepherd boy in Villiersdorp to First Baronet of Cape Town. Sir Graaff (1st baronet), who died in 1931, was an extraordinary man and an iconic figure playing a vital role in the civil, economic and agricultural landscape of Cape Town during his lifetime. 

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. “The values of my great-grandfather serve still serve as a reminder to future generations to lead meaningful lives and contribute to society”, says his great grandson Sir De Villiers Graaff, the Fourth Baronet of Cape Town.

March 31, 2017 by De Grendel

WIN a Bottle of our Brand New Wine!

Win with De Grendel Wines

To celebrate the release of our brand new flagship wine, the Sir David Graaff First Baronet of Cape Town 2013 red blend, we're giving online shoppers the chance to win a numbered bottle of this amazing wine valued at R1 380!

To be eligible to win, all you have to do is shop online at www.degrendel.co.za during the month of April and spend R1 000 or more.

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To find out more about the story behind this amazing new wine click here.

*Standard T&Cs apply. Not for sale to persons under the age of 18. Available to South African residents only. Valid for orders valued at R1000 or more placed from 1 April 2017 to 30 April 2017. The winner will be selected via random draw and contacted via email.

March 31, 2017 by De Grendel

De Grendel Wines Makes a Splash at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017

De Grendel Wines Habits Fashion

The Habits Pre-Fall collection 2017, in collaboration with De Grendel, was presented in a beautiful tented venue along Camps Bay's famous beach front strip. Top media and the who's who of Cape Town were out in full force and celebrated fabulous fashion with us.

March 31, 2017 by De Grendel

The Exciting Changes to De Grendel Restaurant's Menu

Are you ready for some food envy? Our restaurant team, Head Chef Ian Bergh and Sous Chef Garth Davids have been huddled in the kitchen for weeks dreaming up new dishes for our Winter Menu. We caught up with Garth to ask him to reveal what you can expect on your plate when you visit us. 

De Grendel Restaurant New Menu

Why did you decide to launch a new menu?

We wanted to change the dishes to reflect the produce available with the new season. We've really looked hard at how we can incorporate local and organic produce. It's good for De Grendel and the local suppliers. We had some new ideas we wanted to try out. The dish creation process is also about uplifting our trainees – we want to teach them how to create new dishes and think out of the box. 

What are two of the new signature dishes?

We've brought in a lot of smoked meat into our dishes. For example, we've got a smoked lamb shoulder which we're doing with a sweet melon labneh. We're excited about the sweet and smokey combination. 

We've also created a pulled duck dish with polenta. It goes with pickled ceviche, a blue cheese velouté, dehydrated basil, red peppers and mixed herbs. 

What's a new concept you've brought to the menu?

We're working with a lot of cured meat. We've been experimenting with the method sous-vide. You first vacuum pack the meat and then submerge it in a water bath and cook it on a low heat for 12 hours. It seals in the flavour and prevents meat drying out.

De Grendel Restaurant Aero

Best dessert?

It would have to be the chocolate "Aero". We make a homemade Aero using an airation method on a beautiful French chocolate. We serve it with chocolate mousse, milk chocolate ice cream and dolce ganache. 

How does the menu work with De Grendel wines?

We always create dishes to combine well with our wines. Our wines are quite bold so we've brought in bold flavours to stand up to them. We also use many of our reds in our sauces – we love the spiciness of the Shiraz and the boldness of the Merlot. 

De Grendel Restaurant New Menu

One of our beautiful new dishes comes in the form of a cheese course: Crumbed brie, torched goat’s cheese, blue cheese custard, HuguenotTomato chutney, cashew nut chutney, blueberry preserve, pineapple, fig, pomegranate, apple
Marbled rye, lavash

Our menu is based on classic, locally sourced ingredients, served in creative flavour combinations and served with a an inventive, modern edge.

"We like to surprise our guests, that’s why you’ll find that our menu lists only the ingredients with no indication of how your meal will be prepared or which ingredients dominate, of course, if you ask, we’ll gladly tell you more," says De Grendel Chef Ian Bergh.

De Grendel Restaurant Decor

We took our creative cue from the family farm house, blending it with the present with touches of De Grendel’s past.

Click here to view the De Grendel Restaurant menu online and to make a booking please call 021 558 7035 or email restaurant@degrendel.co.za 

March 30, 2017 by De Grendel

De Grendel Wins Three Mundus Vini Medals

Three signature De Grendel wines have been awarded a MUNDUS VINI medal at the Spring Tasting of the Grand International Wine Award, held at the end of February. They are De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (Gold), De Grendel Shiraz 2015 (Gold) and De Grendel Merlot 2015 (Silver).

De Grendel Wines Shiraz

Nearly 200 international wine experts judged almost 6,200 wines from more than 150 wine growing regions to select the winners. MUNDUS VINI is regarded as one of the leading competitions for sparkling, still and liqueur wines.

Says De Grendel cellarmaster Charles Hopkins of the De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2016 award:  “This is amazing news for a wine that’s made by a team effort – from vineyard managers, to me as the winemaker. It’s not been an easy 2016 vintage because of the challenging growing conditions which makes it even more special.”

The other Gold winner, De Grendel Shiraz 2015, has already won three local competitions in 2016 and did extremely well in some ratings on the local market. “For this wine to win a Gold award at Mundus Vini just gives the nod that this really is an exceptional wine,” says Hopkins.

De Grendel Wines Mundus Vini Awards

Regarding the Silver award for the De Grendel Merlot 2015, Hopkins says: “A lot of credit must go to our viticulture team for the very fine meticulous adjustments they made, such as leaf plugging, to ensure the ripe and sweet Merlot that’s been recognised by this competition.”

The De Grendel award-winning wines of the MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting will now be presented to the trade audience at ProWein in Düsseldorf, 19-21 March 2017, at the MUNDUS VINI Tasting Area.

De Grendel’s award winning wines are available online at www.degrendel.co.za, at the De Grendel Tasting Room and at the De Grendel Restaurant.

March 22, 2017 by De Grendel

De Grendel is Big in Japan!

The Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards, now in it's fourth year, is one of the biggest international wine competitions, hosted by women, in Japan. Receiving over 4,200 entries from 37 countries in 2017, the competition has seen tremendous growth compared to 2016's 3,543 entries.

De Grendel Wines Op Die Berg Pinot Noir Sakura Japan Womens Wine Awards

March 01, 2017 by De Grendel

De Grendel Op Die Berg Chardonnay One of the Best in the World

We’re celebrating our first award of 2017! The leading European drinks trade publication, The Drinks Business, named our Chardonnay as one of the best-performing Chardonnays under £20 in The Drinks Business Global Chardonnay Masters 2016. Winners included wines from Sicily, to Israel and Australia.

De Grendel Wines Op Die Berg Chardonnay

De Grendel Wines Price Increase 2017

Stock up on all your favourite De Grendel wines before Tuesday, 1 March 2017 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 2017. For a detailed list of our new pricing as of 1 March 2017, see below.

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WINE

PRICE LOYALTY CLUB PRICE NEW PRICE NEW LOYALTY CLUB PRICE
MCC Brut R170 R153 R185 R166
Sauvignon Blanc R85 R76.50 R95 R85
Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc R125 R112.50 R150 R135
Viognier R85 R76.50 R95 R85
Chardonnay R165 R148.50 R175 R157
Rosé R60 R54 R65 R58
Pinot Noir R165 R148.50 R175 R157
Merlot R120 R108 R130 R117
Shiraz R135 R121.50 R145 R130
Rubaiyat R295 R265.50 R300 R270
Noble Late Harvest R120 R108 R130 R117
LOYALTY CLUB WINE
Amandelboord Pinotage N/A R165 N/A R175
Winifred N/A R125 N/A R135


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

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February 15, 2017 by De Grendel

3 Ways to Do Valentine's Day Differently with De Grendel

Whether you're a fan of Valentine's Day or not, there's something pretty heartwarming about taking some time out once a year to reflect on the people that mean the most to you. Our choice of course is to enjoy the 14th with De Grendel wines. Here are some (different) ways to do so:

Table Mountain Cafe

February 13, 2017 by De Grendel
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