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

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
De Grendel Wins at China Wine and Spirits Awards 2017

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
It’s Time to Savour Sauvignon Blanc Again!

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
De Grendel Shiraz 2016: A Collectable Cool Weather Shiraz

De Grendel Shiraz 2016: A Collectable Cool Weather Shiraz

The 2016 Shiraz vintage from De Grendel is literally a “tale of three blocks”, explains cellarmaster Charles Hopkins. This is because the grapes sourced for the 2016 Shiraz were sourced from a selection of established blocks from which Charles has been buying grapes from for 14 years – one in Paarl and the other two from a vineyard in the Somerset West region.

De Grendel Wines Shiraz

September 01, 2017
New Sous Chef on the Block at De Grendel Restaurant

New Sous Chef on the Block at De Grendel Restaurant

As we do each season, we have introduced a string of new delicious dishes to the menu of De Grendel Restaurant. Our new sous chef, Conrad van den Heever, who joins our head chef, Ian Bergh, has brought innovative ideas and passion with him, contributing to the exciting things going on in our kitchen right now.

De Grendel Restaurant Cape Town Conrad van den Heever

July 31, 2017
De Grendel Wins Twice At the 2017 World Luxury Restaurant Awards

De Grendel Wins Twice At the 2017 World Luxury Restaurant Awards

If you want the best seat in Africa to enjoy fine dining with a view, De Grendel Restaurant is the place to book. This is according to the World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017, which have announced that De Grendel Restaurant is the Continent Winner of the Luxury Scenic Setting Award. The restaurant was also the Regional Winner of the Fine Dining Cuisine Category.

“Africa is a beautiful continent so it is a true honour to be acknowledged as having the finest view for diners. The Cape Winelands is also home to some of the world’s best restaurants, so the competition is stiff. To win the Fine Dining Cuisine Award is extremely exciting,’ says Sir De Villiers Graaff. 

De Grendel Restaurant World Luxury Restaurant Awards

“While we are famous for our breathtaking view of Table Mountain from the restaurant, diners have also given us wonderful feedback on our refurbished restaurant, which underwent a makeover last year, and on some of our new dishes on the menu,” says Sir De Villiers. De Grendel Restaurant’s menu is regularly refreshed and updated and is designed to complement the fine De Grendel wines available.

“Over 100,000 votes were cast this year; 100,000 times the public voiced their opinion on who of the 1,000 entrants are deserving of these accolades. The awards honour the staff of fine establishments, who through their immeasurable service delivery have brought success to the proud brands of which they are a part,” says Marna Lourens, Executive Manager for the World Luxury Spa Awards.

To make a booking at the De Grendel Restaurant phone 021 558 7035 or send an email to restaurant@degrendel.co.za - for more information about the De Grendel Restaurant click here.

July 27, 2017
De Grendel Restaurant Lunch Special

De Grendel Restaurant Lunch Special

Great news! We’re warming up your winter with a delicious lunch special at De Grendel Restaurant.

De Grendel Restaurant Winter Lunch Special

The Winter lunch Special will run from Tuesdays to Thursdays. Here’s how it works: order two courses from the starred items on the menu for R280 (normally R350), or opt for three courses at R300 (normally R385)

To make a booking please call us on 021 558 7035 or send us an email at restaurant@degrendel.co.za.

*Winter lunch special is available until mid August 2017. Menu is subject to change without notice. T&Cs apply.

About De Grendel Restaurant
De Grendel Restaurant rests on a ridge overlooking Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain on the majestic De Grendel estate in the Durbanville Wine Valley. The Graaff family’s property is steeped in heritage and renowned for its award-winning wines. Their passion for winemaking extends to the philosophy they employ at the estate’s restaurant: the use of in-season and locally sourced fresh produce, and a menu that is updated regularly, reflecting the unique culinary heritage of the Cape and created with complementary De Grendel wines in mind. De Grendel’s award-winning wines at cellar door prices at De Grendel Restaurant.

For more information about De Grendel Restaurant click here.

July 19, 2017
De Grendel Helping to Beat the Water Shortages

De Grendel Helping to Beat the Water Shortages

We’re so grateful to be receiving consistent rainfall at last in the Durbanville Wine Valley, but the warnings are out for a hotter & drier summer than ever ahead. While at De Grendel we water our vines using reclaimed grey water supplied by the City of Cape Town, we decided we needed to explore other options to service the needs of our estate, including our blueberry crop.

De Grendel Wine Estate Reverse Osmosis Water Saving

July 03, 2017
LOYALTY CLUB EXCLUSIVE: De Grendel Shiraz Vinothèque Collection

LOYALTY CLUB EXCLUSIVE: De Grendel Shiraz Vinothèque Collection


An exclusive selection of some of our best Shirazes from over the years... a wine lover's dream. Make this dream come true when you snap up our De Grendel Shiraz Vinothèque Collection!

De Grendel Wines Loyalty Club Shiraz Vinothèque Collection

The authentic wooden wine box contains six bottles of De Grendel Shiraz, a bottle of each: 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2 bottles of our current 2015 vintage.

We only have 5 boxes available online so you'll need to act fast! To buy this product, log in to your account here and go to the shop section of our website. Already logged in? Click buy now below:


Not a De Grendel Loyalty Club member yet? Click here to find out more.

We only have 5 of these collection boxes available online, 5 each in our Tasting Room and Restaurant as well as 15 boxes through our Loyalty Club manager, Anzelle Pienaar (club@degrendel.co.za).

July 03, 2017
De Grendel Restaurant is a TripAdvisor Favourite!

De Grendel Restaurant is a TripAdvisor Favourite!

“A superior customer experience”. This is the sentiment behind the 2017 Certificate of Excellence award De Grendel received from TripAdvisor, which follows on from the same award in 2016.  This achievement celebrates businesses, which have consistently achieved glowing traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. The restaurant is located at De Grendel, a Durbanville wine estate with a rich heritage and reputation for fine wine.

De Grendel Restaurant Certificate of Excellence 2017

“De Grendel Restaurant has received many accolades in the past, but a vote of confidence from our customers is the ultimate compliment,” says Sir De Villiers Graaff, 4th baronet. De Grendel Restaurant is a favourite for the following reasons:

  • Our menu is based on classic, locally sourced ingredients. Head Chef Ian Bergh changes the menu regularly to ensure the fare we use is in season. You will also find produce grown a stone’s throw away on the estate, such as our beautiful blueberries.
  • De Grendel Restaurant has one of the best views of Table Mountain you will ever see. Our restaurant is designed to maximise the stunning views of the Mother City’s iconic mountain – our location is unbeatable.
  • All our staff has a love of wine. When you dine at De Grendel Restaurant our waiters will recommend which De Grendel wine is suitable to pair with your meal. Each dish is crafted with a wine that will accompany it in mind. You can order De Grendel wines by the glass in the restaurant, and can purchase bottles to take home from the restaurant at cellar door prices.

De Grendel Restaurant TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

“The De Grendel Restaurant team is extremely proud to have received yet another TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This award shows us that hard work pays off and motivates us to be even better going forward. With the amazing team that we have working together, chefs and service staff, we aim to provide an experience that you will never forget,” Belinda Visser, De Grendel Restaurant FOH Manager.

Click here to find out more about the De Grendel Restaurant and to make a booking.

June 24, 2017