Stories from the Estate

by visiting authors

Take an immersive look into Delaire Graff and the Cape Winelands, with our selection of in-depth stories and articles by visiting authors to the Estate.

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A Botanical Wonder

Words by: Catriona Ross
Read time: 7 minutes

The gardens of Delaire Graff Estate in South Africa’s Cape Winelands are a showcase for world-renowned horticulturalist Keith Kirsten’s signature exuberance and creative expertise.

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A hand drawn illustration of a pioneer settler in Stellenbosch

Jewel of The Cape

Words by: Amanda Barnes
Read time: 5 minutes

Award-winning wine and travel writer Amanda Barnes discovers how the spirit of the first pioneers who founded the Stellenbosch Valley lives on in the region’s illustrious wine heritage, Cape Dutch architecture and spectacular 360-degree panoramas.

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A dish at Indochine

Artful Cuisine

Words by: Stefan Chomka
Read time: 5 minutes

Serving a delectable menu of modern Asian cuisine, Indochine Restaurant at Delaire Graff Estate offers a beguiling blend of mountain views, striking art and robust flavours.

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A bottle of Laurence Graff Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon wine

Peak Performance

Words by: Amanda Barnes
Read time: 5 minutes

Delaire Graff Estate’s unique mountainous terroir and quest for perfection have produced the finest Cabernet Sauvignon in the country. Discover how vintages like the Laurence Graff Reserve are showing connoisseurs around the world just how outstanding South African wines can be.

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Earth worms in the palms of a gardener's hands at Delaire Graff Estate

The Estate Wormery

Words by: Kerry Searle
Read time: 2 minutes

Good soil is fundamental to the health of what you grow. At Delaire Graff Estate, this important job falls to a humble team, a group of earthworms living in the Estate’s wormery.

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