Long recognized for producing world-class wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the traditional dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, eighth generation custodian of this seventeenth-century national monument.
Meerlust, with its historic manor house, classic wine cellar, family cemetery, dovecote and bird sanctuary is situated fifteen kilometers south of Stellenbosch, with the blue crescent of False Bay a mere five kilometers away. Wines are only made from grapes grown on the Estate which is uniquely positioned for the production of wines with exceptional complexity and character.
In the summertime, ocean breezes and evening mists roll in from the coast to cool the vineyards. The grapes ripen slowly, thus achieving full, concentrated varietal flavours. The soils consist of predominantly deep, well drained Hutton and Clovelly soil types, affording the vines excellent drought resistance and an ideal substrata for producing concentrated, complex wines
Tasting Room Details & Offerings
On visiting the Estate, make sure you join Trish and Carol in the Meerlust tasting room. Here you will be able to enjoy a relaxed tasting of our full range of wines. The wine shop boasts a photographic timeline of both the history of Meerlust and the history of the Cape.
Groups larger than 10 are required to make a reservation. Tastings are charged at R30 per person for the full range of five wines and this is refunded per person purchasing.
The Meerlust Rubicon is the flagship wine for the estate.
There can be no other place in the Western Cape where you could wake up in a world little changed in nearly 300 years. On Meerlust estate, the Myburgh family home for eight generations, former slave quarters and workrooms have been renovated to provide the most unusual accommodation.