One of the Cape's oldest farms, De Grendel takes its name from the Dutch word for "gate". The farm was the gateway for travellers headed inland from the Cape. One of South Africa's most prominent politicians and businessmen at the time, Sir David Graaff, purchased the farm in the 1890s. The vineyards and winery are now managed by Sir David's great grandson, De Villiers.

The closest winery to the city centre, De Grendel benefits from cool ocean breezes making its terroir well-suited to Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, among others.

  • Location   Tygerberg, Durbanville, South Africa
  • Origin   Durbanville
  • Owner   De Villiers Graaff
  • Soil   Shale and gravel
  • Winemaker   Charles Hopkins

De Grendel Amandelboord Pinotage 2022

100% Pinotage

The wine is inspired by fond memories of the Almond Orchard through which the young Sir De Villiers Graaff would go horse riding with his... read more...

De Grendel Merlot 2020

100% Merlot

This Merlot has a gem-like ruby color and reveals a delicate array of red, black and blue berry aromas followed by alluring aniseed, cedar and... read more...

De Grendel Rosé 2023

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Pinotage

Beautiful pale salmon pink with shades of violet in colour, this rosé belies an enticingly floral nose perfumed with sweet aromas of candy floss,... read more...

De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2022

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Pale straw in color with youthful lime green flashes around the edges, aromas of grapefruit, guava, and granadilla are underscored by rich, balanced... read more...

De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2021

100% Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir is grown on the Graaff family farm high in the continental climate of the Witzenberg mountains on the Ceres Plateau. The farm is 960... read more...