De Grendel Shiraz 2017 made in the worst year of the recent drought, is a shining example of great grapes making great wines....
De Grendel Méthode Cap Classique Brut 2015, so good with Dianne Bibby’s Charred Leek & Asparagus Risotto…
One of the finest in the Cape, Charles Hopkins's De Grendel Méthode Cap Classique Brut 2015, a classical Chardonnay Pinot Noir blend...
De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017, great match to Jane Anne Hobbs’s Salmon, Beetroot & Rocket Salad…
Charles Hopkins, Cellarmaster uses grapes from Lutzville and Darling for his De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017...
De Grendel Rubaiyat 2015, excellent match with Tracy Foulkes’s Cider Glazed Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Asian Noodle Salad…
De Grendel Rubaiyat 2015, a wish of the late Sir David Graaff, come true with Founding Winemaker Charles Hopkins...
De Grendel Op die Berg Chardonnay 2017, perfect match with Nadia Graves’s Oven Baked Fish with a Chorizo Crumble…
With grapes sourced from the Graaff family farms high on the Witzenberg Mountains in Ceres, Charles Hopkins makes this sublime De Grendel Op die Berg Chardonnay 2017.
De Grendel dazzles at the Sommelier's Selection, the Rubaiyat 2015 and the Merlot 2016 get special attention...
De Grendel Rosé 2018, a perky youngster so good with Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Camembert, baked in vine leaves with Verjuice-poached grapes
Remember Rosé is not only for summer - the De Grendel Rosé 2018, will bring summer into your winter. A delicious 50/50 blend of Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon...
De Grendel Rubaiyat 2015, a Bordeaux style blend with grapes from Firgrove and De Grendel. Made at the request of the late Sir David Graaff of Charles Hopkins, Founding Cellarmaster to creat an iconic wine for the De Grendel Estate...
Charles Hopkins's excellent De Grendel Merlot 2016, perfect with Anina Meyer's Chicken Tray Bake on a cool Spring evening.
De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2017 & Tracy Foulkes’s Candied Walnut & Pear Salad with a Lemon Poppy Seed dressing – 09.08.2017
Fabulous Durbanville Appellation Sauvignon Blanc from Charles Hopkins at De Grendel, perfectly matched with Tracy Foulkes's Candied Walnut & Pear Salad with a Lemon Poppy Seed dressing.
De Grendel Op die Berg Pinot Noir 2014 The Graaff family of De Grendel own a farm high up in the Witzenberg Mountains, in Ceres, which is a producer of high quality apples and pears. And Pinot Noir, the De Grendel Op die Berg Pinot Noir 2014. Planted in soft shale soils, and in a
Table Mountain from the De Grendel Restaurant As they say in the Michelin guide, De Grendel Restaurant is well worth the drive, not the detour. This is a destination to a place of great views, great wines and award winning food. Sir de Villiers & Lady Graaff De Grendel is owned by the Graaff Family
De Grendel Op die Berg Chardonnay 2015 The leading European drinks trade publication, The Drinks Business, named The De Grendel Op die Berg Chardonnay 2015 as one of the best-performing Chardonnays under £20 in The Drinks Business Global Chardonnay Masters 2016. Winners included wines from Sicily, to Israel and Australia. According to The Drinks Business, what makes the wines special is their judging process. Each
De Grendel Rosé 2016 On De Grendel Estate in 2016, the weather in the early parts of the harvest in January was very hot and the rainfall leading up to picking was low. This resulted in a much-reduced crop, the bunches of grapes were free of disease, the grapes were small and the flavours and
De Grendel Amandelboord Pinotage 2015 De Grendel, which dates to 1720, has been home to the Graaff family for five generations. Eleven years ago, in 2006, Sir David Graaff, the 3rd Baronet, having established the vineyards, built a wine cellar. The late Sir David Graaff amongst his vineyards Eminent winemaker Charles Hopkins, member of the
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
De Grendel Rubaiyat 2014 De Grendel’s flagship wine, the De Grendel Rubaiyat 2014, has received a gold award at the International Wine & Spirit Awards 2016. Now in its 47th year, entries for the International Wine & Spirit Competition are received from nearly 90 countries. The De Grendel Rubaiyat 2013 was also awarded gold at
Paella in the Style of Barcelona – Ina Paarman Ina says: "This is not a cheap recipe, because seafood is expensive, but it certainly is much more affordable than a restaurant meal. Do not use Risotto rice, it is too creamy and results in a 'mushy' paella. Do not skimp on the olive oil and
Cheese Straws - Ina Paarman Ina Paarman is the Queen of the South African kitchen. Her fabulous products have been with us for years helping us in our kitchens and offering sauces, seasons, pestos, and and and... You will need 250 g flour pinch of mustard powder Ina Paarman's Chilli & Garlic Seasoning 150 g
Nina Timm's Spicy Sausage with Horseradish Mash, Apple & Onion Nina is such an explorer and fixer creator of recipes. She did a post on sausages and said, “strangers emailed me to tell me that they look at sausage in a whole different light. Hard to imagine, I just took it for granted that everyone
Tomato & Goat Cheese Tart – Cheryl Bennett Cheryl says: “You know when you get a craving for something & you just have to make it? Well, I had wanted to make a tomato tart for a little while and finally got around to doing it. This post started out something like “with summer produce in full
Alida Ryder's Spicy Green Goddess Sandwich with Halloumi Sometimes at lunch you want a really good bottle of wine with something delicious to go with it, which won't take you and age to prepare. Alida Ryder is the master of the quite to prepare, maximum visual impact, heady aromas and utterly fabulous flavours. Here she
Carey Boucher Erasmus's Avo Ritz with Grilled Corn & Sriracha Mayo Carey Boucher Erasmus's Avo Ritz with Grilled Corn & Sriracha Mayo is an innovative cook with lots of interesting up to date food ideas. the base is her classical training to which she adds her lovely little twists and turns. This dish, a riff
Kate Liquorish's Smoked Trout Salad Kate says. "An easy, luscious salad that's perfect for this marvellous bloomin weather. With a creamy dill-yoghurt dressing that'll change your life just a little bit. I have to say I'd recommend serving this with a crisp ciabatta (sorry banters!)." Smoked Trout Salad with Dill-Yoghurt Dressing Serves 2 Ingredients 200g
Jean Nel's Cajun-Creole beef with garlic mayonnaise Jean says this was an all time favourite at The Good Food Studio where he taught the Outdoor Cooking Lifestyle with his Weber Kettle braais. I thought with National Braai Day coming up next week, you would be able to have a little practice before the event so
Lizet Hartley's Steak & Kidney Pie Lizet says, "There’s a little game I like playing. It’s called ‘Spot The Meat’. No, this is not as crude as it sounds. I’m referring to pie here. You know, the kind you get at the hot counter in the supermarket deli section. Or, if you’re truly
Dianne Bibby's red wine & rosemary beef hot-pot with Gruyere potato gratin Dianne Bibby can always be relied on to come up with some stonking great dish to go with one of my wine recommendations. Here is a lovely hearty lusty cold weather dish for the most perfect of cold weather wines, The
Alida Ryder's Curried Baked HakeHake is a SASSI Friendly fish Alida Ryder's food is just fabulous and she so kindly allows me to use her stunning self created recipes and beautiful photography as accompaniments to my wines. Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 15 minutes Total time 25 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 1
Kate Liquorish's Lemongrass-Rooibos Poached Chicken Salad I cant quite remember how I met Kate Liquorish, I don't think it had anything to do with her profession as an actress, it certainly had to do with food. We spent a happy time at The Vineyard Hotel in the garden in summer drinking coffee and
Dianne Bibby's Paprika & coriander spiced chicken kebabswith carrot & nut bulgur wheat salad Dianne says, "Whether you grill the kebabs over the open coals for that deep, smoky flavour or cook them on the stove-top, they are - oh, yes, that’s been taken, ok then, lip-smackingly, gorgeous! I serve them with an
Anna & Roberta Montali'sBeef Chow Fun Thursday 19th is Chinese New Year, so we celebrate with this dish from Anna and Roberta. Serves 4 Easy Prepping & Cooking Time: 50 minutes 240g beef steak, thinly sliced 2ml baking powder, to tenderize the meat 5ml (1 tsp) maizena 5ml (1 tsp) soy sauce 5ml
Sophia Lindop's Carrot Sformato In her recently published book, Season's Bounty, Sophia Lindop does wonderful things with vegetables and this is one of them, perfect as a first course or vegetarian meal, or as Roald Dahl would say "good with steak." Serves 6 Ingredients 400 g carrots, peeled and cut into chunks 20
Meeta K Wolff's Caramelised Homegrown Tomatoes with homemade gnocchi 750g cherry tomatoes - cut in halves 3-4 garlic cloves - finely chopped 1-2 teaspoons red peppercorn - coarsely crushed Salt 2 teaspoons brown sugar 125g mozzarella - coarsely chopped 1 bunch basil - coarsely chopped 800g homemade gnocchi 2 teaspoons balsam vinegar 3 tablespoons olive
Jamie Schler's Lemon Chickenphoto by Ilva Beretta This recipe can easily be doubled – but only fill up your baking dish with enough chicken stock to come not more than halfway up your chicken pieces. 1 chicken, 2 ½ lbs (1 kg), cut into pieces or the equivalent in favourite pieces 1 cup
Callie Maritz & Mari-Louis Guy's Mini Smoked Snoek Cakes with Apricot Mayonnaise Naturally you can substitute any fish of choice for snoek, however as kids from the west coast of South Africa, snoek remains our firm favourite. Ingredients 4 cups (160 g) cornflakes or panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) 500 g smoked snoek 1 onion,
Pesto Princess makes fabulous fresh Pestos which are available in food stores and supermarkets. They have a fabulous monthly newsletter in which there are some interesting dishes using the Pesto Princess products on offer. This was a recent recipe. If you would like to get the newsletter, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 4 chicken breast fillets (no skin,