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
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.
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We once again walked away with a host of wine awards
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
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 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.
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The release of the exciting new De Grendel 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.
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