Delaire Graff Estate is situated on the Helshoogte Mountain Pass in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Records indicate the property was founded in 1679 by the Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel. He had an understanding of viticulture and fostered a winemaking tradition that has grown over the centuries. In the early 1980’s John Platter, of the eponymous Wine Guide, bought the property and named it Delaire. In 2003, Laurence Graff, Chairman of Graff Diamonds International, acquired the property and renamed it Delaire Graff Estate. Morne Very is the winemaker.
The vineyards perch atop the slopes of Botmaskop Peak and were replanted in 2003 with varietals matched to specific parcels. The fruit is harvested by hand from the estate and sourced from other high altitude vineyards in Stellenbosch.
The combination of Maritime and mountain is a very unique terroir, and here in Stellenbosch it creates our award-winning Delaire Graff wines. A cooling Atlantic sea breeze washes over our steeply sloping vineyards giving us such a rich intensity of fruit.
Delaire Graff Estate wines rank among the most prestigious in the Southern Hemisphere. Our unique terroir, on the crest of the panoramic Helshoogte Mountain Pass is something our ambitious winemaker explores, harvest after harvest.
Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Year Founded: Purchased by Lawrence Graff in 2003
Proprietors: Lawrence Graff
Winemaker: Morné Vrey
Terroir: 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.
Varieties Cultivated: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Semillion
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