No more than fifteen minutes from Cape Town sits a wine farm with one of the world’s greatest views: De Grendel
I think I should repeat that: it’s only fifteen minutes away (head out on the N1 – take a left at Plattekloof and then a right into De Grendel Estate – it’s that easy).
Not only is De Grendel conveniently close to Cape Town for all us wine enthusiasts – but it boasts some seriously amazing facilities and even more impressive wine – as I learnt an evening or two ago!
The lovely folks at De Grendel are hosting awesome, intimate, wine experience evenings at their estate whenever you or I feel compelled to get a group of friends together and pay them a visit.
Last week about ten of us were treated to a fantastic wine experience evening:
First we were given a little history lesson about the farm, it’s origins and it’s recent progression into wine making with Charles Hopkins at the helm.
We were then taken through the uber, uber impressive cellar and given a run down of the wine making facilities.
Then once we were all sufficiently drooling at the mouth – we tasted our way through the entire range of De Grendel wines and enjoyed a delicious dinner.
For an estate that has only been producing wine for seven years – the wines are brilliant and it’s definitely a label to watch as it forges on into the years ahead!
What was really appealing about this experience is that we all sat around a table and discussed the wines: their tastes, their smells, the right occasion for them, their feel, how they were made – and all this with an entire cellar to ourselves and two warm an welcoming members of the De Grendel ‘family’! Brilliant!
Thats not all – we were treated to some soup, breads and coffee and some of us were even awarded bottles of wine as prizes for our contribution to the session!
It’s this type of interactive experience that wins you loyal followers and encourages conversation about your wine and estate – so well done to De Grendel – I’m looking forward to another evening there soon!!
If you and your friends are interested in one of these great evenings – drop Alan Sherratt a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy and let me know how your evening there goes!
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