Elgin Vintners Sauvignon Blanc Brings Home a Global Gold

Elgin Vintners Sauvignon Blanc 2019 has made its mark on the global stage with a Gold medal in the 2020 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon, the respected and influential competition that identifies the best of the best of the world’s most popular white wine.


De Grendel Tasting Room and Restaurant Closed Until End of March

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 we have taken the decision to close the De Grendel Tasting Room and Restaurant with immediate effect until the end of March. The situation will be monitored on a daily basis and any updates will be communicated accordingly.


Big In Japan – A Golden Duo For De Grendel In SAKURA Japan Women’s Wine Awards

DE Grendel Viognier 2019 and Merlot 2017 earned a pair of Gold medals in the 2020 SAKURA Japan Women’s Wine Awards, a unique competition that evaluates wines from around the world from a woman’s perspective.


De Grendel Shows Its Mastery Of Chardonnay

De Grendel Op Die Berg Chardonnay 2019 is one of just six chardonnays from across the globe, and the only one from South Africa, to achieve Master status in the Global Chardonnay Masters awards.


Grilled Prawns and Thai Dipping Sauce Paired with Kunjani Rosé

Summer is the ideal season to spend plenty of time in the outdoors, and South Africans enjoy doing so, particularly when they get to chance to ‘braai’ something on an open fire.


A Letter from Charles Hopkins, Cellar Master at De Grendel Wines

As 2019 draws to a close, we look back on an exceptional year for De Grendel, certainly one of my best ever in 32 years of winemaking, with a string of great accolades and outstanding ratings that were crowned with our first Platter’s five-star rating.


Solar power lights up De Grendel

INVESTING in solar photovoltaic energy has proved a wise decision for De Grendel, both financially and environmentally, and enhanced the Graaff family’s deep legacy of sustainable stewardship of the historic farm.


Kunjani Now Open for #SunsetFridays Throughout Summer

From November 2019 to February 2020 Kunjani in Stellenbosch will be open for sundowners and platters. Watch the sun set over Bottelary Hills when artisanal cheese and German charcuterie platters can be enjoyed on the shaded deck with a bottle of Kunjani wine. 


De Grendel Restaurant is a Top 10 Travellers’ Choice for Fine Dining In Africa

Contemporary Cape Town cuisine has put De Grendel Restaurant on the global map as a Top 10 fine dining restaurant in South Africa and Africa – one of just 584 restaurants worldwide to achieve a 2019 Travellers’ Choice Award from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.


Cool-Climate Elim Produces First Platter’s 5-Star Wine For De Grendel

De Grendel has earned its first Platter’s five-star rating with the 2017 Elim Shiraz, reaping the rewards of a near-perfect vintage and the wine-growing potential that cellar master Charles Hopkins saw more than 20 years ago in the cool maritime climate close to Africa’s southern tip of Cape Agulhas.