De Grendel – well worth a visit..

De Grendel Winery, Cellar Door & Restaurant

In the Michelin Guide, there are three categories.  A good dinner, worth a detour or worth a visit, indicating that you will drive there especially because the meal is so good and it is a single destination place.

We are fortunate to have such an estate with a 20 minute drive of the airport and the city centre in De Grendel Wine Estate.  Here you will get a great meal with much to do, from the long drive up to the cellar where you will pass some elegant Nguni cattle and antelope.

The Tasting Room

The tasting and sales room, run by Douglas Swanson, has a warm welcoming clubby atmosphere.  Here you can taste the full range of the estate’s wines from the MCC to the Noble Late Harvest.  Tasting Stoep with its elegant cane chairs offers spectacular view over Table Mountain and Table Bay.

De Grendel Tasting Stoep

When buying wine, you should investigate the De Grendel Loyalty Club, Unique and smaller bottlings are offered to members.  There are discounts and special events available for members.

De Grendel Restaurant

De Grendel Restaurant Mis en Place
a culinary term for everything in its place
before the service of a meal

The Jewel in the Crown on the Estate is the De Grendel Restaurant.  Here Jonathan Davies as manager, Ian Bergh as chef and Garth Davids as sous chef offer truly sublime food and quiet efficient service.

Jonathan Davies, Ian Bergh & Garth Davids

Ian’s mantra is ‘At De Grendel it’s all about beautiful simple tasty food – uncomplicated and all about the ingredients.’ Dishes are created specially match to match the wines of Winemaker Charles Hopkins.

Sunset view towards Cape Town & Table Mountain

De Grendel is owned and managed by the Graaff family.  It is ideally situated on the slopes of the Tygerberg Hills just 7 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean and its cold Benguela Current which has such an effect on the grapes grown there.

De Grendel’s Award Winning Winemaker, Charles Hopkins

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