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.
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.
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 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 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 celebrates the Elim Shiraz with our 2nd prestigious award in 24 hours! The De Grendel Elim Shiraz is a winner in the Shiraz SA Challenge 2018 and one of the Top 12 Shiraz’s in South Africa for 2018.
To the incredible benefit of De Grendel Loyalty Club members, this wine is exclusively available to them. The De Grendel Elim Shiraz replaced the De Grendel Amandelboord Pinotage as the exclusive wine available to De Grendel Loyalty Club members in 2017.
De Grendel is proud to announce that we received 2 amazing awards from the 2018 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show that took place this week. The De Grendel Amandelboord Pinotage 2016 won the Best Pinotage Trophy while the De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017 won a Gold medal. De Grendel placed second in the competition overall.
Life can sometimes throw you a curveball, but often, the challenge isn’t as daunting as it initially seems, and can pleasantly surprise you. This turned out to be the case with De Grendel’s 2018 harvest. Having entered one of the worst droughts in Cape Town’s, De Grendel experienced an amazing crop that was 35% bigger than last year, due to supplementary irrigation in critical times. “The rest of the industry is down by 30 to 40% due to the tremendous drought in the Western Cape,” explains cellar master, Charles Hopkins. Supplementary irrigation is the irrigation of crops only when necessary.