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.


Elgin Vintners Brings Home Trophy and Medals for Superior Cool-Climate Wines

Top image: Marinda Kruger-Claassen, Winemaker and Business Manager at Elgin Vintners

Proving that the cool-climate Elgin valley provides superior terroir for Pinot Noir, Elgin Vintners crowned a trio of medals with the trophy for the best Pinot Noir at the 2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards on Friday (4 October 2019).


Double Gold and a Quartet of Gold for De Grendel at Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards 2019

There’s some more shine in De Grendel’s trophy cabinet as a year of accolades continues for them with the 2017 Amandelboord Pinotage taking home Double Gold, along with Gold medals for a quartet of their premium wines, at the 2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards announced on Friday (4 October).


De Grendel Wins Gold for their Shiraz at IWSC 2019

DE GRENDELis delighted to announce that they have won a Gold medal for their 2017 vintage Shiraz at the annual International Wine and Spirits Competition.