Sir David Graaff owner of De Grendel: RIP

Tuesday, 27 January, 2015
winelands
Owner of beautiful and multi-award winning wine estate De Grendel, has died.

De Grendel has been in the family for 3 generations and consistently produces award-winning wines.

"Sir David Graaf, The son of Sir De Villiers Graaff, 2nd Baronet, was born in 1940, after his father left to serve in the North African campaign. Like his father, he at one time entered South African politics and served as Minister of Trade and Industry under FW De klerk, he withdrew in 1996 after his father's death. When he inherited the baronetcy and the family estate of De Grendel upon his father's death, he decided to experiment with viniculture and winemaking. Sir David was a director of Graaffs Trust and The Milnerton Estates Limited."

Sir David is survived by his wife Sally and his four children, the eldest of whom, De Villiers, succeeded him in the baronetcy and farms in the Hex River valley

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