The legend of Meerendal's wine and bread began in 1702 in a vast and fertile landscape on the slopes of the Tygerberg Hills.
More than 300 years later the mystery lives on through families and friends, who visit its grounds and join in the spirit of relaxed lunches, superb dining and celebratory events.
We have a variety of venues perfectly suited for every occasion including:
- The Barn & Lawn - all
- The Loft for conferences - half
and full day packages available
- Our quaint candle-lit chapel for
your perfect wedding.
At the time of the new owner taking over, a strategy was formulated to implement Food and Wine on the Estate as its main focus, hence the slogan - “The Home of Food and Wine”.
The Meerendal wines are elegant fruit driven wines ideally suited for matching the excellent cuisine that you can expect at the farm.
The Meerendal brand first appeared on the market with the launch of the 1969 Pinotage and Shiraz wines more than 40 years ago. Meerendal has eight delightful wines in the Standard Range and six very special wines in it’s Prestige Collection.
The various labels have been developed to portray the classic qualities of this 300 year old estate, and introduced in 2004.
The Meerendal Boutique Hotel is a six room luxury boutique hotel situated on one of the oldest Wine Estates in South Africa, Meerendal Wine Estate, which dates back to 1702.
The gracious Cape Dutch homestead originally built as the family home has been converted into a boutique hotel keeping all the grandeur and elegance and combining it with timeless style and
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We invite you to view our virtual tour of Meerendal Wine Estate.
Enjoy a quick online taste of our beautiful scenery and what our estate has to offer in terms of the hotel, cuisine, wine, event venues and our heritage.
Visitors to Meerendal during the last week of May and early June will be having a feast of flavours with the annual Sip, Soup and Bread event in the Durbanville Wine Valley.
The Bistro at Meerendal will be offering three different soups that will be served with three different breads and a variety of wines as well. The very popular Moroccan Lamb soup is on the menu again as well as our delicious Smoked Haddock and Calamari Chowder and a tasty Pea and Mint soup. Take away soup will also be available
These delightful soups and breads will be available from Monday 27 May to Sunday 02 June 2013.
To sample all three soups will cost R95.00 per person, including a free glass of unwooded Chardonnay or Merlot.
Bookings are essential on 021 975 1655.
We invite you to spend the evening with Liza Goodwin, the Cellar Master from Meerendal Wine Estate and Petrus Munro (Executive Chef of Protea Hotel Durbanville) for an unforgettable evening of food and wine pairing. Enjoy a 4 course meal paired with Meerendal Wine Estate’s best wines at R255.00 per person.
The wines include the Meerendal Pinotage Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Chenin Blanc Natural Sweet.
Date: 04 June 2013 Time: from 18h30 Venue: Buonvino Restaurant, Protea Hotel Durbanville
4 course meal – each course is paired with a wine from Meerendal Wine Estate Cost: R255.00 per person
MEERENDAL RELEASES A SPECIAL EDITION OF WINE FOR THE ABSA CAPE EPIC
Meerendal Wine Estate has bottled a special commemorative edition of their 2011 Merlot to be released before the start of the Absa Cape Epic race this year. It coincides with the tenth anniversary of the Cape Epic. A special black label has been created and it is signed by Christoph Sauser, the joint winner of 2012.
It is the second year that Meerendal Wine Estate will be hosting the Prologue at the start of the Cape Epic, and riders will compete on Sunday 17 March 2013. The prologue on this famous wine estate in Durbanville will allow spectators to see teams race against the clock. This showcase event will decide which teams will wear the coveted leaders’ jerseys at the start of stage 1 on Monday, 18 March 2013.
Meerendal has made a name for itself as a top Merlot producer over the years. It won the Old Mutual Trophy for the best Merlot in South Africa in 2006 and subsequent vintages were awarded four stars in the Platter guide and gold medal at Veritas while SAA also served the 2005 Merlot in Business Class. Cellar master Liza Goodwin says she has a soft spot for Merlot. It rewards you with lovely silky and rich fruit flavours if you pick it at the right ripeness and gives it subtle oaking.
The exceptional 2011 Merlot was produced from vines planted in 1991 at Meerendal. The grapes were handpicked and the wine was made in traditional open fermenters with punch downs every four hours. Thereafter the wine matured for 12 months in new French oak barrels. A limited quantity has been produced from these vineyards.
Christoph Sauser has added his comment on the commemorative wine appearing on the label:
“ Certain things cannot be bought, definitely the Cape Epic finish line is one of them. Hard work, equipment and knowledge can bring you there, and the same mix is what makes a fine bottle of wine. This bottle is for a well deserved celebration. Enjoy it.”
The Meerendal EPIC Merlot 2011 is available on the farm at the Cellardoor and sells for R69 a bottle. Orders can be placed on 021 975 1655. It is also available at selected Woolworths food shops at R69 a bottle.
Issued by Meerendal Wine Estate
Enquiries: Bennie Howard – 021 975 1655
The farmers food market that we introduced last year has proved to be very popular. It takes place on the second Saturday of each month and provides lots of things to buy
It runs from 09:00 till 14:00 and there is a wide selection of foods: fresh farm bread, pesto and olives, homemade pies, preserves, honey, waffles, biltong and droëwors, rusks, cakes, fudge and garden plants. There are pony rides and a jumping castle to entertain the kids while you shop.
Dates for the Farmer's market for 2012:
16 June 2012, 14 July 2012, 11 August 2012, 15 September 2012, 13 October 2012, 10 November 2012, 8 December 2012.
Meerendal will again be the hosts for the prologue of the Absa Cape Epic 2013 on
17 March 2013.
Meerendal is proud to be a partner of the Absa Cape Epic, the largest mountain bike stage race in
the world celebrating 10 years of untamed in 2013!
The participating riders are at the focal point of this highly regarded international event. Their satisfaction, well-being and enjoyment of the race are the organisers' primary goals.
The tenth edition of the Absa Cape Epic, will take place from 17 to 24 March 2013, and is even more exciting and challenging than previous years.
A new feature at the Tasting room and Cellar door sales with its fantastic view from the balcony is the introduction of cheese platters.
Our cheese partner is Simonsberg Cheese and we made a selection of Camembert, Gouda, Cheddar and Simonzola cheeses from their port folio to have available as snack platters during wine tastings.
The cost is R65 per platter for two persons and will be available during the normal hours of the tasting room.