Owned by Jeremy Walker, whose parents came to South Africa in 1973 and purchased a small farm called Boplaas on the lower slopes of the Helderberg Mountain.
The Walkers renamed the property Grangehurst after their childhood homes.
Jeremy studied viticulture and oenology at Stellenbosch University.
After graduating he worked two vintages at Bertrams in Stellenbosch as well as vintages in Germany and France.
Jeremy set up his own winery in 1992. He converted his dad’s former squash court into a wine production cellar. The “Squash court cellar’ was used to crush, ferment, mash and press the skins from the maiden vintage in 1992 until 1998
The first vintage produced at Grangehurst was crowned Champion wine at the South African Young Wine show. In 1996, Jeremy was invited to join the Cape Winemakers Guild.
A warehouse and underground barrel cellar was later constructed and a new production cellar was completed in time for the 1999 vintage. Jeremys former bachelor pad was converted to his bottling cellar in 2000
Today, Jeremy is known as a pioneer winemaker, being one of the first to purchase grapes instead of owning vineyards.