Cape Winemakers Guild

The Excellence-Driven Winemaker

Morné Vrey

“It has always been my goal and my whole principle of the wines we put forth in the Guild in the past to have a very strong presence of the Banhoek, showcasing the Banhoek, showcasing what we really do well in this young, up-and-coming ward of Stellenbosch.”

As a respected and accomplished South African winemaker, Morné is relentless in his pursuit of quality. His expert hand and knowledge of viniculture is responsible for the creation of fine vintages with skills that translate across his wine portfolio. Morné has a bold, but honest winemaking vision: to keep the integrity of the superlative grapes without over manipulation. Using authentic winemaking methods, he captures the essence of the terroir in every bottle.

He began his career as an assistant winemaker in Stellenbosch before venturing on five years of travel to France, Germany and England to develop his international palate, skills and style. He widened his experience with New World wines in New Zealand and continues to harness his expertise to create elegant South African wines from the unique Delaire Graff terroir and from fruit meticulously sourced from selected vineyards.

  • +27 21 885 8160
  • wine.maker@delaire.co.za
  • www.delaire.co.za
  • Stellenbosch Appellation

Auctioned Wines

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Cabernet Franc – Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Auction Year: 2023

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Cabernet Franc – Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

70% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine of Origin Banghoek Stellenbosch

  • Estate Wine.
  • Showcasing the uniqueness of the Banghoek Valley.
  • From the very delicate 2019 vintage.
  • From 20-year-old virus free vineyards.
  • Cabernet Franc dominated.

Tasting Notes: Bright red fruit with hints of cedar and spice. Clean and crisp palate with soft, elegant tannins and a well-integrated gentle fruit finish.

Ready for drinking in 5 to 10 years.

Winemaker: Morné Vrey

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 12 500
  • Lowest: R 6 833
  • Average: R 7 983

Packaging

  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 100
  • Cases Auctioned: 60

Analysis

  • Alc: 14.98 vol%
  • RS: 3.3 g/l
  • TA: 5.4 g/l
  • pH: 3.58

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Auction Year: 2022

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

100% Cabernet Sauvignon from an 18-year virus-free vineyard on Delaire Graff Estate. Cool and slow partial whole-berry fermentation with limited punch-downs. Four weeks post-ferment maturation on skins before being basket pressed. Matured in new 225 litre French oak. Bottled November 2019.

Tasting Notes: Dark ripe blue fruit and subtle oak spice. Rich and powerful palate with firm and powdery fruit tannins with elegant, textured finish.

Ready for drinking now, and for the next 10 years.

Estimate (6 bottles): R3 800 – R5 500

Winemaker: Morne Vrey

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R9 500
  • Lowest: R6 250
  • Average: R7 075

Packaging

  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 85
  • Cases Auctioned: 30

Analysis

  • Alc: 14.88 vol%
  • RS: 3.9 g/l
  • TA: 5.55 g/l
  • pH: 3.47

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Cabernet Franc – Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Auction Year: 2021

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Cabernet Franc – Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

55% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec

From 16-year-old virus-free vineyards on Delaire Graff Estate. Cool and slow whole-berry fermentation, with limited punch- downs. Four weeks post-ferment maturation on skins before being basket pressed. Matured in 40% new French 225 litre barrels for 16 months and a further 45 months in bottle.

Tasting Notes: Bright red fruit with subtle oak spice and violets. Firm but delicate tannin structure with crisp fresh red fruit finish.

20 cases of this wine were previously sold on the 2020 Auction.

 Ready for drinking now and for the next 10 years.

 This wine is packed in a wooden box.

Winemaker: Morné Vrey

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 6 000.00
  • Lowest: R 3 667.00
  • Average: R 4 708.00

Packaging

  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 75
  • Cases Auctioned 24

Analysis

  • Alc: 14.88 vol%
  • RS: 2.91 g/l
  • TA: 6.20 g/l
  • pH: 3.37

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Cabernet Sauvignon – Cabernet Franc 2017

Auction Year: 2021

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Cabernet Sauvignon – Cabernet Franc 2017

55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot

From 17-year-old, virus-free vineyards on Delaire Graff Estate. Cool and slow whole-berry fermentation with limited punch- downs to manage over-extraction. Left on skins in full tank for four weeks before being basket pressed. Wine matured in 50% new 225 litre French oak for 18 months. Bottled November 2018.

Tasting Notes: Bold, ripe red fruit, well-integrated spicy oak. Firm but delicate tannins with rich fruit complexity, showcasing the brilliance of the 2017 vintage.

Ready for drinking now and for the next 10 years.

This wine is packed in a wooden box.

Winemaker: Morné Vrey

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 7 000.00
  • Lowest: R 4 167.00
  • Average: R 5 040.00

Packaging

  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 65
  • Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

  • Alc: 14.64 vol%
  • RS: 2.68 g/l
  • TA: 6.13 g/l
  • pH: 3.43

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Cabernet Franc – Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Auction Year: 2020

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Cabernet Franc – Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

55% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec

Wine of Origin Banghoek – Stellenbosch

From 16-year virus-free vineyards on Delaire Graff Estate. Cool and slow whole berry fermentation with limited punch downs. Four weeks post-ferment maturation on skins before being basket pressed. Matured in 40% new French 225 litre barrels for 16 months and a further 45 months in bottle.

Tasting Notes: Bright red fruit with subtle oak spice and violets. Firm but delicate tannin structure with crisp fresh red fruit finish.

Ready for drinking now and until 2030.

Winemaker: Morné Vrey

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 8 750.00
  • Lowest: R 7 000.00
  • Average: R 7 976.00

Packaging

  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 75
  • Cases Auctioned 21

Analysis

  • Alc: 14.50 vol%
  • RS: 2.91 g/l
  • TA: 6.20 g/l
  • pH: 3.37

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Auction Year: 2019

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A selected parcel from the Delaire vineyards. Whole berry fermented for two weeks and kept on skins for further six weeks. Malolactic fermentation in barrel and aged for 18 months. Bottle matured for two years.

Tasting Notes: Velvet textured, complex and powerful. Cassis, bright dark fruit and spicy flavours dominate in a layered and lingering finish.

Winemaker: Morné Vrey

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 4 600.00
  • Lowest: R 3 600.00
  • Average: R 3 874.00

Packaging

  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 73
  • Cases Auctioned 54

Analysis

  • Alc: 14.88 vol%
  • RS: 2.70 g/l
  • TA: 5.80 g/l
  • pH: 3.43

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Chardonnay 2017

Auction Year: 2018

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Chardonnay 2017

From a single vineyard on Delaire Graff Estate, whole bunch pressed and aged for 11 months in second fill barrel before bottling.

Winemaker: Morné Vrey

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 3 200.00
  • Lowest: R 2 600.00
  • Average: R 2 768.00

Packaging

  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 76
  • Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

  • Alc: 14.38 vol%
  • RS: 2.50 g/l
  • TA: 7.20 g/l
  • pH: 3.10

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Chardonnay 2016

Auction Year: 2017

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Chardonnay 2016

A select parcel of Chardonnay from Delaire Graff Estate. The grapes were handpicked and
whole bunch pressed. Fermented in second fi ll French oak for two weeks. The wine was
left on lees for 11 months, with no battonage or malolactic fermentation.

Winemaker: Morné Vrey

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 4 800.00
  • Lowest: R 4 400.00
  • Average: R 4 544.00

Packaging

  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 68
  • Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

  • Alc: 13.50 vol%
  • RS: 2.50 g/l
  • TA: 7.40 g/l
  • pH: 3.22

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