De Grendel Wine Estate

Rates subject to increase on 1 September 2024

Sir David Graaf first planted vines on De Grendel in 1999, almost 200 years after the last vines were destroyed. Experience the breathtaking view of Table Mountain from the farm, arguably the best in the Cape Winelands, upon arrival with Cape Town Helicopters. On a clear day, you can see all the way from Table Bay to False Bay, and sometimes even on to Cape Point.

De Grendel is unique amongst Cape vineyards in that it’s the only estate with the holy wine triumvirate of sea views and cool ocean breezes. Taste the exquisite De Grendel wines from the long glass encased verandah of De Grendel’s tasting lounge and stoep, whilst enjoying some of the most spectacular Cape wine farm views.

Enjoy Cape Town cuisine, designed to complement its range of De Grendel wines at the De Grendel Restaurant.

Please note: All tastings, pairings, refreshments, and luncheons are for your own account.

The Winelands Cape Town Helicopters flight package

The De Grendel Cape Town Helicopters flight package includes a private helicopter flight to and from De Grendel and a half-day experience at De Grendel to enjoy wine tasting and or pairing, shopping, and lunch (for your own account).

Helicopter Flight Time:

V&A Waterfront to De Grendel (+10 minutes)
De Grendel back to V&A Waterfront (+10 minutes)

Ground Time: Spend approximately 2,5 to 3 hours at De Grendel
Total Winelands Flight Experience: 3-4 hours in total

 

* Cape Town Helicopters reserves the right to bring the helicopter back to base if operationally required and we will then perform the collection from De Grendel at an appointed time.

 

 

Flights are subject to weather conditions. A full refund will be provided where rescheduling of flights is unavailable.

 

Important Information


Check In Time

Please check in 20-30 minutes minutes prior to your scheduled Take Off time. This will allow enough time for us to take weights, conduct a safety briefing and issue tickets. After this has been conducted you can relax on the viewing deck and take some great pre-flight pictures and enjoy the atmosphere.

Best Pictures

For the best pictures we recommend that you wear darker coloured clothing as whites reflect off the inside of the windows and can spoil that epic shot.

Seating

Please be aware that seating allocation on all our sharing flights are done according to weight and balance which is done during your safety briefing and ticketing. Should you want to choose your own seats you can book an Exclusive Flight at the cost of one additional seat and you are guaranteed the ‘best seats in the house.

Weather

All flights are weather dependent. Should the conditions not be ideal for flying we will try to reschedule to the next best available flight window. Note that the temperature in the sky is exactly the same as on the ground in case you are wondering what to wear.