Family Activities this Festive Season at Blaauwklippen

‘Tis the season for festive markets, carols by candlelight, outdoor movie nights under starlit skies, sipping Gin cocktails on balmy evenings, traditional Christmas roasts, sparkling decorations and all the magic that a warm South African summer Christmas brings. 

 

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.

 

Summer Concert by Candlelight with Nataniël at Blaauwklippen

Over the past three decades, Nataniël has not only established himself as singer, songwriter, producer, director, designer and public speaker, but also as South Africa’s leading exponent of the solo stage act. On Thursday 28 November he will be performing at Blaauwklippen Vineyards in their opulent Glass Cathedral for a magical evening with storytelling and music by candlelight.

 

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.

 

Blaauwklippen Brings Signature Zinfandel Wine into New Gin Range

Blaauwklippen heritage estate in Stellenbosch is launching a unique twist on craft gin with South Africa’s first Zinfandel-infused gin – the alluring bright crimson Zin Gin.

 

Blaauwklippen Reaps Gold at Michelangelo Awards

The Blaauwklippen team is in a celebratory mood after the 2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, where the panel of international judges awarded two of our wines with Gold medals.