From our experience, there is an endless choice of wineries to visit in Cape Winelands, but there is only one that offers a superior blend of sheer luxury, exceptional design and world-class wines, and that's Delaire Graff Estate.
Set in the Stellenbosch Valley, the iconic Cape Dutch architecture meets African styling, with original artwork and sculptures on display, straight from Laurence Graff's private collection. As a leader within the diamond industry and a devoted philanthropist, Graff first opened the doors to the estate in 2009. Since then, it has quickly established an unrivalled reputation that levels up to his name and legacy.
If your focus is on the wine, there's plenty to taste, from illustrious reds and whites to sparkling wine and delightful rosé. Each has been carefully harvested from vine to bottle with the expert guidance of their winemaker, Morné Vrey. While the wines are very much worth raving about at Delaire Graff, the first thing that will capture your imagination is the well-manicured estate grounds. They can be described as a botanical paradise with well thought out flora and fauna staying in full bloom every day of the year.
The spellbinding views over the property reach their pinnacle at sunset. This is the exact moment when we suggest you order a bottle of Cabernet Franc Rose out on the main terrace. Follow this instruction, and you'll never want to leave... Our advice? Don't.
The accommodation on-site is some of the best you'll get in this region. Referred to as 'lodges', each space is a blissful retreat, unlike anything you've encountered before. Each is designed by the award-winning David Collins Studio and incorporates a gentle, holistic ethos which pairs perfectly with uninterrupted panoramas of the Stellenbosch Valley and Simonsberg Mountain Range.