Stellenbosch Wine Routes
Wheelchair Friendly, Conference and events Venue, Accommodation Available
Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the tradition continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, eighth generation custodian of this seventeenth-century national monument. Over the years, the winery has been associated with JH Pierneef, one of South Africa's renowned painters, and American novelist James Michener. The Rubicon, arguably Meerlust's most famous wine, was established in 1980. Along with its diverse portfolio of wines, farm attractions and sights include the historic manor house, classic wine cellar, family cemetery, dovecote and bird sanctuary. Wines are only made from grapes grown on the estate.
White and Dessert 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.