Up your wine tasting skills by attending an exclusive wine tasting session at De Grendel Wine Estate. With a long history of wine-making and an award-winning winemaker, De Grendel is, without a doubt, one of the best places to learn or to hone your skills.
About De Grendel Wine Estate
The De Grendel cellar sits majestically elevated on the fynbos-covered slopes of the Tygerberg with a postcard-perfect panorama of Table Mountain and the city of Cape Town. It has been making wine since 2005, when a lifelong student of wine Charles Hopkins joined the team. In November 2019, Hopkins achieved a major milestone, with the award of his first five-star rating in the Platter’s South African Wine Guide, for the 2017 Elim Shiraz from De Grendel.
De Grendel harvests and blends wines from two principal vineyards – Tygerberg and Witzenberg – to create their award-winning wines. The cooler summer climate of Tygerberg, combined with a soil combination of blue shale, glen rosa and oak leaf, is perfect for cultivating Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. The Witzenberg mountains, almost a kilometre above sea level, are the perfect cold climate to allow the grapes to hang for longer – perfect for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Exclusive wine tasting experience
On 10 August, enjoy an educational tasting of 12 wines, including two well-known international wines and a few rare, older vintage wines, in this once-off exclusive tasting.
A glass of award-winning Cap Classique and canapés are included on arrival, as well as three tapas bowls during the tasting. The evening, limited to only 20 guests, starts at 6pm and will be conducted in four flights of three wines each.
Please dress warmly as the tasting will be presented in their cellar.
- Costs: R900 per person
- Time: 6pm for 6.30pm to 10 pm
- Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022
- RSVP: [email protected]
What else is on offer?
Enjoy contemporary Cape Town cuisine at De Grendel Restaurant, designed to complement the range of De Grendel wines availabe both on the wine list and at the cellar shop. Their menu is based on classic ingredients served in creative flavour combinations and served with an inventive, modern edge. More recently the addition of a vegetable garden on the estate sees even more fresh produce on the plates at De Grendel Restaurant.
Bookings are essential to gain access to the estate; call 021 558 7035 or email [email protected] to make a reservation.
The views of Table Mountain and Cape Town from the long glass encased verandah of the De Grendel Tasting Lounge and Stoep are possibly the most spectacular ways to taste wines. Look out over the vineyards to the magnificent view of Table Mountain, Cape Town City and the Atlantic Ocean, or chill in the relaxed lounge atmosphere. Choose between their Flagship Tasting or their Premium Tasting while taking in the stunning environment.
Booking is essential via [email protected] or 021 558 6280
Or add a taste of adventure to your visit at De Grendel by going on a Farm Tour. The De Grendel Farm Tour introduces guests to Springbuck, Eland, Red Hartebeest and Bontebok while entertaining guests with stories about the history of the farm and the Graaff family.
Bookings are essential one day in advance; email [email protected] to make a reservation.
- Location: De Grendel Wine Estate and Restaurant, Plattekloof Road, Panorama, Cape Town, 7500
- Website: degrendel.co.za
Picture: De Grendel Wine and Restaurant / Facebook