Grangehurst Winery produce the following wines :
- Grangehurst (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot)
- Nikela (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage and Merlot - with Shiraz from 2002 vintage)
- Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot (a blend of ± 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and ± 25% Merlot)
- Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
- Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
- Various CWG (Cape Winemakers Guild) Auction Wines
- Rosé (Cape Rosé Blend - dry)
The farm “Boplaas” was purchased by winemaker Jeremy Walker’s parents, Eddie and Betty, in 1973 and renamed “Grangehurt” - a combination of the names of their childhood homes “The Grange” and “Hurst Close” in England.
The maiden vintage wines in 1992 (to 1998) were produced in a squash court. The winery developed from a “commercial hobby” into a fully-fledged small winery in 1999, when a new production cellar was constructed (capacity of ± 140 tons or 9,000 cases of wine per year).
Grangehurst is situated on the slopes of the Helderberg (“Clear Mountain”) mid-way between Stellenbosch and the False Bay coastline. The cool southerly summer winds that blow across this bay have a very beneficial effect on our vineyards, especially those in the Helderberg.
As we only make red wines (and a small quantity of rosé), we are able to make use of the traditional methods of winemaking such as open tank fermentation, manual punching down of the skins and pressing the skins in wooden basket presses. After pressing, our wines are stored in stainless steel tanks and all the wines are then matured in oak barrels. The wines are clarified by the natural settling and racking method, and are filtered prior to bottling.
Grangehurst started off as a small “commercial hobby” winery producing fine quality red wines. Although the winery has increased in capacity since 1992, it remains a small, boutique winery focusing on quality with a limited production (maximum of 9,000 cases per year). Our quest is to produce quality red wines (and a dry rosé) that will provide much pleasure for our customers – especially when the wines are enjoyed with fine cuisine.