De Grendel

Winemaking at De Grendel is a careful balance between science and art. The meticulous care of the vineyards allows the grapes to express the environment in which they are grown and their distinctive varietal character. Careful harvesting and gentle handling in the cellar, combined with the winemaker’s passionate practice of their craft, carry the wines throughout the journey from fruit into wine.  The state of the art winery is respectful of the age-old traditions of winemaking yet firmly and uncompromisingly modern in technological advancements, a perfect marriage of old and new. Wines on offer:
  • De Grendel Brut
  • De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  • De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  • De Grendel Chardonnay 2014
  • De Grendel Rose 2016
  • De Grendel Merlot 2015
  • De Grendel Shiraz 2015
  • De Grendel Pinot Noir 2014

De Grendel Brut

Pale lemon colour with exceptionally fine mousse. It exudes freshness and pure fruit on the nose by showcasing vibrant notes of Granny Smith apple, white blossom, candied lemon rind and white peach. Creamy, biscuit notes give texture to the lively citrus and green apple. An elegant and refined MCC with a yeasty undercurrent on the palate.

De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc

The wine has a delicate, pale straw colour with a slight green edge. It displays an aromatic kaleidoscope, rich with perfumed lime, white pear, passion fruit and lemon thyme. The aromas prevail on the palate with added Granny Smith apples, lemongrass and nettle. The palate is perfectly balanced by a steely mineral zest and enjoyable long finish.

De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc

This wine is stylistically different than our De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc in the sense that the wine leans more towards a fuller and richer style, with intense hints of minerality, gooseberries and asparagus on the nose and palate.

De Grendel Chardonnay

The slow ripening fruit produces wines of consistently distinctive character and expressive style. Crisp Granny Smith apple and ripe citrus aromas of Ruby grapefruit are permeated with soft layers of crème caramel and sweet orange marmalade. The flavours are lively, and the finish refined and rich with a long tail due to oaking and extended lees contact.

De Grendel Rose 

The De Grendel Rosé was produced from 50% Pinotage, renowned for producing fine fruit-driven Rosé, and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, providing structure and acidity. It is pale rose gold in colour, with a pro-nounced bouquet of watermelon, raspberry coulis and passion fruit.

De Grendel Merlot

If classic elegance is more your thing, look no further. It first reveals a delicate allsorts of berries – red, black and blue – followed by the alluring aroma of aniseed and liquorice which are all carried through on the palate.

De Grendel Shiraz

This Shiraz shows coriander, lavender, white pepper and some floral notes on the nose. This full structured wine is well supported by oak undertones and sweet ripe tannins. On the palate the wine lingers with a beautiful clove flavour.

De Grendel Pinot Noir 

Light ruby red with a pale brown rim. Cranberry, sour cherry, mushroom, wet leaves and wet soil aromas abound. The medium-bodied palate delivers flavours of liquorice, perfume, spice and earthy porcini mushrooms.