Elgin Vintners Syrah 2017 Earns Gold from UK Sommeliers

An elegant, cool-climate New World wine with Old World charm, Elgin Vintners Syrah 2017 was awarded Gold in the Sommelier Wine Awards recently – the only wine competition in the UK focused exclusively on wines for the hospitality trade.


Unlock Vondeling’s Autumn Wine Promotion Today!

Vondeling’s 12-bottle mixed case is now available at 12% discount for the next few days until May 31st.  Plus they’re offering FREE DELIVERY anywhere in South Africa as soon as lockdown is lifted. 


Elgin Vintners Final Lockdown Wine Sale

Elgin Vintners has some WINE-DERFUL special deals just available to order now for delivery from Lockdown Level 3.


Grilled Ribeye Steak with Café de Paris Sauce and De Grendel Rubaiyat

If you do not have Chef Ian Bergh’s Café de Paris sauce recipe to smother your steak in, your favourite piece of beef is seriously missing out. There are thousands of versions of this secret recipe, but Ian gladly shares his version which often gets served from his kitchen at De Grendel Restaurant in Cape Town. This is a classic recipe that will make any steak sing.


Wintry Boeuf Bourguignon and Elgin Vintners Merlot

Elgin Vintners’ National Sales Manager, Donnie Claassen, is a real braai master and every month he will be creating a delicious recipe, cooked on an open fire, to pair with one of the Elgin Vintners wines. Although this is a traditional French recipe well known to be mastered and perfected by Julia Child, it is, in essence, a hearty and simple one-pot dish that is slow-cooked and served with mashed potatoes – extraordinary delicious comfort food at its best. Make sure to have enough Elgin Vintners Merlot in your wine selection as you’ll need some for the pot as well as the glass!


Elgin Vintners Harvest Report 2020

The harvest is in and Elgin Vintners winemaker and business manager Marinda Kruger-Claassen reflects on a healthy crop and the promise of an exceptional vintage.


Chef Ian’s Shepherd’s Pie with Parmesan and De Grendel Merlot

This week Chef Ian Bergh from De Grendel Restaurant in Cape Town shares his ultimate comfort food recipe. His shepherd’s pie is a great option for a family dinner to enjoy as the ultimate comfort food. It is quick and easy to prepare, and an excellent food partner for the De Grendel Merlot.


Introducing De Grendel’s ‘Together with Wine’

Now that you are locked in at home and cannot visit the De Grendel Tasting Room or Restaurant, their team will be bringing the wine and inspiration to you!


Braised Lamb Shoulder Pie with Vegetables and Date Chutney

There is nothing quite like a homemade pie to welcome the cooler Autumn months. Even more so if it’s Chef Ian Bergh’s braised lamb shoulder pie. The recipe below tastes delicious and pairs superbly with our De Grendel Shiraz.


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.