Delaire Graff Estate’s unique terroir on the crest of the panoramic Helshoogte Mountain Pass is noted for its high-altitude vineyards, excellent soils and cooling sea breezes. Delaire Graff Estate aims for red wines that are big in structure with soft tannins and elegance, and white wines which capture the freshness of the harvest. With one of the most advanced cellars in the Southern Hemisphere, which became operational in 2008, in just three years the Estate can be comfortably rated as one of the top ten wine producers in South Africa. From the outset wine quality has been superb and Delaire has achieved a stellar rise. Highlights have included winning significant awards for two successive Sauvignon Blanc vintages: with the Sauvignon Blanc rated Five-Stars for the Sauvignon Blanc Challenge in 2009, and the Coastal Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc winning the prestigious Old Mutual Trophy for Best on Show in 2010. In addition, the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve received the significant John Platter Five-Star rating, one of the most impressive awards a wine can ever win.