The last time I had been to Delaire was before the place had undergone its gigantic metamorphosis and acquired the Graff part to its name and was a very rustic wine farm with the most spectacular view. I was completely blown away when I went their for lunch with friends a couple of weeks ago.
I didn’t know that John Platter was the previous owner and changed the name from Avontuur to Delaire Estate in 1982. Laurence Graff then took it over in 2003 and started the 6 year development into what it is today. The buildings are housed in amongst the most beautiful gardens which I also didn’t know were designed by famous horticulturalist Keith Kirsten.