They say a picture paints a thousand words. Delaire Graff is the perfect venue for your wedding, not only does it have everything going for it, but it offers locations for your wedding photography that are sought after. Here are the reasons why:

The Scenery

Delaire Graff is situated in the Cape Winelands surrounded by majestic mountains and overlooks the vineyards of Stellenbosch.

Laurence Graff’s (the owner) passion for contemporary art together with the other Delaire Graff permanent staff, transformed Delaire Graff into one of the most exclusive photography destinations in the world. The interior designed by David Collins, landscaped gardens by Keith Kirsten, Morné Vrey in charge of the winery and two executive head chefs.

Wedding couples come from around the world to spend their big day at Delaire Graff Estate.

The Mountains:

Botmans Kop

Botmans Kop  (called Boatmans Head in Afrikaans) is one of the mountains surrounding the Delaire Graff Estate. One of the Estate’s specialty wines are named after this small mountain.

Botmans Kop once served as a lookout point for ships sailing into Table Bay Harbour.

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Helshoogte Pass

Or Hells heights (means steep heights) is one of the most loved and travelled roads in the Western Cape. The Pass links Stellenbosch with the Drakenstein Valley and is built through Jonkershoek and the Simonsberg mountains.

It is also one of the oldest passes in the Cape: it was built in 1854 after it was only used by elephants.

With its spectacular winding pass on a descending slope it is perfect for cyclists and motorists.

Simonsberg:

It is said that Simonsberg resembles the figure of Simon lying on his back.

Gardens

Keith Kirsten is a celebrity horticulturalist and has an expansive knowledge of African flora.

The gardens include a spectacular display of 300+ new and mainly indigenous plants, shrubs and trees. Especially milkwoods, yellowwoods and sneezewoods; camellia and coffee jasmine create private alcoves for the luxury lodges.

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Water features, Cape Dutch inspired rills, reflective pools and specially commissioned sculptures are also on display in the landscaped gardens.

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Winery and Vineyards

Situated on the crest of the Helshoogte Mountain Pass it is the home of the most advanced cellars in the Southern Hemisphere. With its range of red and white wines it is one of the top 10 wine producers in South Africa. Morné Vrey who is in charge of the winery, creates the perfect wines from only superior fruit.  Delaire Graff have some of its own specialty wines eg. Botmanskop: a Bordeaux style blend with black currant, black berries and oak spice.

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Wine Lounge

Guests can sample and experience the wine range with the help of wine tutors and sommeliers.

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History

Delaire Graff is South Africa’s most historic and prestigious wine region. It was originally founded by Simon van der Stel in 1679. Simon introduced the art of wine making.

In 1982 John Platter renamed the farm to Delaire Estate meaning “from the sky” because of its magnificent views.

Art collection and interior design

Laurence Graff, known as “The King of Diamonds”, is also an art collector in contemporary and modern art. His personal collection of some of South Africa’s finest contemporary artists’ works adorns the walls and sculptures can be seen in and around the Estate.

The buildings are styled according to Cape Dutch architecture.

The interior by David Collins is designed around some of the pivotal works on display for example a William Kentridge inspired tangerine leather banquette.

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Dining experience:

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Head chef Christiaan Campbell is famous for his “sunshine cuisine” (food resembles the warmth of the sun). He only uses the very best of local ethically sourced ingredients.

The Estate have its own biodynamic greenhouse and vegetable gardens.

The restaurant deck is surrounded by gracious pine oaks.

Vinoteque: a decadent 18 seater dining and wine tasting room below the restaurant.

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Indochine restaurant:

Head chef Christiaan Campbell (he manages both restaurants)

Inside: contemporary interior

Alfresco: wraparound views stretching over the valley below towards the majestic Table Mountain.

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Contact the amazing staff at Delaire for your wedding/event enquiry  info@delaire.co.za

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