Arriving at Delaire Graff Estate for our wine tasting afternoon!

Arriving at Delaire Graff Estate for our wine tasting afternoon!

We sat outside in the garden of the estate

We sat outside in the garden of the estate

My brother and I visited some family down in Stellenbosch this December. We stayed at my aunts on their little vineyard and had a great time. We went wine tasting on the 31st of December with my cousin and his wife. They took us to Delaire Graff Estate.

My brother, Herman, and I enjoying  our Cape wine experience!

My brother, Herman, and I enjoying our Cape wine experience!

The entrance of the Estate

The entrance of the Estate

Delaire Graff Estate is one of South Africa’s finest vineyards in Stellenbosch. It is situated in Stellenbosch in the heart of South Africa’s most historic and prestigious wine region. It was founded by Simon van der Stel in 1679. Looking at the magnificent view, he decided to rename the farm Delaire Estate, meaning “From the Sky”.

The whole estate is also filled with lovely statues and other art work

The whole estate is also filled with lovely statues and other art work

The beautiful Mountain range of Stellenbosch

The beautiful Mountain range of Stellenbosch

It is owned by globally renowned and respected diamond merchant Laurence Graff. It is a state of the art winery and a restaurant opened in 2009 followed by an exclusive lodge and spa in May 2010 and a Graff Diamond and 100% Capri Clothing boutique in December 2010. The Estate is now considered to be one of South Africa’s leading luxury destinations, already winning accolades for its wine, design, food and accommodation. 

Who would not want to wake up to a view like this?

Who would not want to wake up to a view like this?

I would come back just to be able to admire the scenery!!

I would come back just to be able to admire the scenery!!

The stunning mountains up ahead and the vineyard down in the valley makes this a stunning location

The stunning mountains up ahead and the vineyard down in the valley makes this a stunning location

The Wine Lounge invites guests to sample and experience the Delaire Graff wine range in an idyllic setting with original artworks from Laurence Graff ’s personal collection on display throughout representing some of South Africa’s finest contemporary artists. We sat outside and enjoyed the sunshine and beautiful scenery while tasting some fabulous wines!

My cousin, his wife and my brother starting our wine tasting session

My cousin, his wife and my brother starting our wine tasting session

We had a very knowledgeable wine tutor who advised us about Delaire Graff’s style of wines and current vintages, and made some great recommendations. It was a lovely experience and definitely one of the most beautiful wine tasting settings I’ve had the opportunity to experience.

I wouldn't have minded finishing off a whole bottle of this delicious wine!!

I wouldn’t have minded finishing off a whole bottle of this delicious wine!!