About Meerlust Wine Estate
For over two centuries, Meerlust Wine Estate has upheld its reputation for producing exceptional wines, making it a source of great pride for the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, Hannes Myburgh, the eighth-generation custodian of this seventeenth-century national monument, continues the family’s traditional commitment to the art of winemaking.
Nestled fifteen kilometres south of Stellenbosch, Meerlust boasts a historic manor house, a timeless wine cellar, a family cemetery, a dovecote, and a bird sanctuary. Its location places it just five kilometres from the blue crescent of False Bay. Wines produced at Meerlust exclusively come from grapes grown on the estate, which benefits from a unique position for cultivating wines with exceptional complexity and character.
During the summer months, ocean breezes and evening mists roll in from the nearby coast, imparting a cooling effect on the vineyards. This slower ripening process allows the grapes to develop full, concentrated varietal flavours. The predominantly deep, well-drained Hutton and Clovelly soil types further contribute to the vines’ drought resistance and provide an ideal foundation for producing concentrated and intricate wines.