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



"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.
From the exterior, the building behind the historic Cape Dutch house where current owner, Hannes Myburgh lives, and a short meander from the estate’s tasting room, the building is typical of the architectural vernacular of the time. Walls are white and high, wooden framed windows set deep into the thick walls, floors are deep rich Oregon pine and key pieces of antique furniture anchor you in the past. But from thereon, modern elements bring you right into the 21st century. Beds are vast and luxuriously layered for cold winter evenings. A massive log fire heats the main lounge, and bathrooms are sleek, white and thankfully, very non-Spartan 17th century! In summer the high ceilings and thick walls naturally cool the rooms."


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