Paarl Wine Route
Open on Sundays, Wheelchair Friendly
The boutique winery of Mellasat Vineyards was created by the Richardson family in 1996 from the original farm Dekkersvlei, which was established in 1693. From 1997 Stephen Richardson started replacing some of the farm’s existing Chenin blanc vines with the noble cultivars Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Chardonnay, as well as South Africa’s own Pinotage grape variety. The latter vineyards produced Mellasat's famous White Pinotage, a barrel-fermented white wine that saw its maiden vintage in 2007. Some 8ha of the farm are occupied by vineyards.
White and Dessert Wines
Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Viognier, White Blend, Rosé
Wine & Food Pairing
Meet the Winemaker
Mellasat hosts monthly Gourmet Burger weekends. We celebrate grape days - Chardonnay Day, Tempranillo Day, Pinotage Day, etc. Follow us on social media or check our website for dates and more information.