De Grendel is situated on the historic eponymous Cape farm dating back to 1720 and home to the Graaff family for five generations. A working farm, the tradition of cattle, sheep and horses, dates back more than a century. 3rd Baronet Sir David Graaff established the vineyards and modern wine cellar, a legacy now continued by his son, Sir De Villiers. Cellar master Charles Hopkins combines the most modern winemaking techniques with a nod to the farm’s heritage, eco-caring ethos and commitment to quality.
De Grendel, meaning latch or lock in Dutch, is one of Cape Town’s oldest farms, stretching out over almost 330 hectares on the fynbos-covered slopes of Tygerberg Hill. The breathtaking view of Table Mountain from the farm, 350 meters above sea level, is arguably the best in the Cape winelands. On a clear day, you can see all the way from Table Bay to False Bay, and sometimes even on to Cape Point.
The Graaff family motto is Justis Favet Creator (The Creator Favours Justice) and it underpins the De Grendel philosophy of a shared history, shared responsibility and shared future for all those who live and work on the farm. Responsibility to the environment and responsibility to the people of De Grendel work hand-in-hand, driving a vision to do business with integrity and respect, to continue building De Grendel as a sustainable enterprise at the centre of a successful community.
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|WSET||Price Code||EU (€)||US ($)||UK (£)|
|Super Premium||A||> 29,00 €||$ 40 +||> £ 35|
|Premium||B||> 18,00 – 29,00 €||$ 20 – 40||£ 19 – £ 34.99|
|Higher Priced||C||> 10,00 – 18,00 €||$ 15 – 20||£ 10 – £ 18.99|
|Mid-range||D||> 5,00 – 10,00 €||$ 10 – 15||£ 6 – £ 9.00|
|Entry-level||E||< 5,00 €||< $ 10||< £ 5.99|
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