Want a private tasting of De Grendel wines? You can now do it in an intimate or private setting, such as your office, home or a restaurant in the whole Gauteng area. De Grendel Loyalty Club Manager Christelle van Niekerk tells us about her move to Gauteng and how you can now experience De Grendel wines more regularly without visiting the Cape.
Why the move to Gauteng?
We have experienced a big demand from our De Grendel Loyalty Club members to host private wine tasting events at offices, their homes or restaurants. I was spending so much time up here it eventually made sense to move up here permanently to offer this as a regular services to our members, friends and family. I offer wine tastings that range from informal and light, to very technical and informative wine tastings together with our Cellar Master Charles Hopkins.
Why the increased demand?
People are looking for new ways of entertaining clients and friends in an exclusive way. In the past I've done year-end functions and client dinners – I can literally bring De Grendel and the whole experience to you. All our events are flexible and I can adjust them to suit your needs and make them a success.
Do Gauteng wine lovers differ to the Cape?
Capetonians are quite spoilt for options because they have so many wineries on their doorstep. In Gauteng people are hungry for knowledge and very open to learning about wine and new experiences.
What are the benefits of joining the De Grendel Loyalty Club?
You get a 10% discount on all wines when you order 12 bottles or more from De Grendel. You also get free delivery door-to-door anywhere in South Africa when you order 12 bottles or more, and you get a 10% discount at De Grendel Restaurant on your entire bill. We also offer discounts to events and spot prizes to our top members. To join, all you need to do is order 12 bottles of wine through me at firstname.lastname@example.org, via the website at www.degrendel.co.za, or by signing up at the Tasting Lounge when you buy 12 bottles of wine.
Which is your favourite De Grendel wine?
The Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc. It’s so fresh and zesty and a fuller style Sauvignon Blanc, which I enjoy. I also love the MCC Brut because every day is a good day for bubbly! I’m also very excited about the relaunch of the Winifred White blend. We will be reintroducing this exclusively to Loyalty Club members, so that's another great benefit of signing up.