Sir David Graaff, 3rd Baronet

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Sir David de Villiers Graaff, 3rd Baronet
Born (1940-05-03) 3 May 1940 (age 74)
South Africa
Occupation Businessman, Politician, Vintner
Nationality South Africa South African

Sir David de Villiers Graaff, 3rd Baronet (born 3 May 1940), is a South African businessman and owner of De Grendel Wine Estate.

The son of Sir De Villiers Graaff, 2nd Baronet, he was born in 1940, after his father left to serve in the North African campaign. Sir De Villiers became a prisoner of war in 1942, and would not meet his son until 1945.[1] David took his undergraduate degree BSC Agric University of Stellenbosch, preparatory to a career in politics and farming, but also read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Magdalen College, Oxford and studied at the University of Grenoble. Like his father, he at one time entered South African politics and served as Minister of Trade and Industry under FW De klerk, he withdrew in 1996 after his father's death.[2] When he inherited the baronetcy and the family estate of De Grendel upon his father's death, he decided to experiment with viniculture and winemaking.Sir David is a director of Graaffs Trust and The Milnerton Estates Limited.

Sir David has four children by his wife, Sally, the eldest of whom, De Villiers, is heir apparent to the baronetcy and farms in the Hex River valley.[2]


  1. ^ "History of De Grendel Wines". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-08-22. 
  2. ^ a b "The Family Farm - De Grendel". Retrieved 2007-08-22. 
Preceded by
de Villiers Graaff
(of Graaff Baronets of Tygerberg, South Africa)