The Wines

The Grangehurst range comprises three wines viz.

The Grangehurst range comprises three wines viz.

Nikela – a Cape Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage and Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot – a blend of two of the important Bordeaux varieties
Pinotage – South Africa’s “own” variety, which we always blend with a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Nikela has been part of the Grangehurst range since 1997, which was Eddie and Betty Walker’s last vintage. Having lost both his parents within a few months of each other, Jeremy decided to produce a special wine as a tribute to them for all the help – moral and financial – that they had provided over the years. The word “Nikela” is an adaptation of an African word and means “to offer a gift of dedication, respect or tribute to one’s ancestors” . The vintages since 1997 to the current vintage (2000) have all been blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, and Merlot. Future vintages of Nikela will probably include Shiraz and Mourvèdre, which will replace the Merlot.

The Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot blend and the Pinotage have been produced each year since 1992 – with the exception of 1999, when we were not entirely satisfied with the Pinotage and decided not to bottle this vintage.

Apart from these three wines, limited quantities of special vineyard / barrel selections are bottled exclusively for sale at the annual Cape Winemakers Guild auction. The wines sold under the CWG label are as follows:

CWG Grangehurst Auction Blend or Auction Reserve
CWG Grangehurst Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (see www.capewinemakersguild.com)

Grangehurst Winery
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