Certified Heritage Vineyard Seal

The Certified Heritage Vineyard Seal has arrived.

All of our Heritage Block Pinotage will now come with this certified seal – a guarantee to the consumer of authentic wines grown according to the OVP viticulture and winemaking guidelines.

Heritage Block

2018 Nederburg Auction

Now in its 44th year, the Nederburg Auction has continually evolved to ensure it remains South Africa’s premier wine auction for fine, rare South African wines.

Meerendal is proud to announce that it will be part of the auction offering this year. Under the auspices of the Old Vines Project, the Meerendal Heritage Block Pinotage 2010 will be sold at the Auction. It is the only wine from the Old Vines of South Africa that has been chosen for this year’s Auction. The vines for this wine come from a Pinotage vineyard that was planted in 1955.

This Nederburg Auction will be held on 7 & 8 September 2018 at Nederburg in Paarl.

For more information about the Nederburg Auction click here


The Rhinos are coming to Meerendal Wine Estate!

The Meerendal Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of four life-size Rhino Sculptures painted by talented local artists in Durbanville from the 1st to the 14th of March 2018.

The Grand Rhino Roadshow features a small herd of nine painted Rhino Ambassadors participating in an awareness campaign for the initiative and leads up to a spectacular 3 month outdoor art exhibition coming to Cape town in December 2018.

The Exhibition will feature 60 or more imaginatively painted rhino sculptures which will be exhibited on street corners, parks and public spaces all around the city and surrounds. The production of each Rhino is paid for by a business sponsor. The auction of the sculptures after the Exhibition will raise funds for the plight of our endangered rhino population.

Recipient of funds raised at the auctions is 100% of the fund raised by SRP goes to supply game lodges on the front line of poaching with essential equipment and services to fight the war on poachers.

Come visit the Rhinos at Meerendal Wine Estate!


Spoil yourself and your partner this November!

Breath taking views, luxurious Hotel Rooms and inspiring Restaurants with hearty food and award winning Wines makes Meerendal Wine Estate the perfect combination for outdoor movies with romance and fun in the northern suburbs.

Galileo’s Open Air Cinema will be held at Meerendal every first Friday of the month, from November 2017 to April 2018. Meerendal Wine Estate is the perfect location to sit back, relax and enjoy a healthy delicatessen picnic hamper from Carlucci’s. Doors open at 6pm and the movie starts at sunset. For more information please visit

If you really want to spoil yourself and your partner, book in at the Meerendal boutique hotel for a romantic evening and receive a complimentary bottle of Meerendal MCC. (email for reservations).

Warrior Race

All about Warrior and the Distillery

October is a busy month on Meerendal Wine Estate with Warrior race and the Distillery launching their new product.

Warrior is the largest obstacle course race series in South Africa and will be held for the 3rd year running at Meerendal Wine Estate on the 21st & 22nd of October 2017.

The race is all about promoting a healthy lifestyle and overcoming obstacles that put your body and mind to the ultimate test.

To find out more about the warrior race, prizes and how to enter, visit the website below.

If sports is not your thing, the Durbanville Distillery is launching their new Rum trio pack, consisting of a Silver, Dark and Spiced Rum.


Trails at Meerendal for Cycling/Jogging/Walking

Spring is here and the vines are budding beautifully. Meerendal Wine Estate is the perfect place to take the family for cycling, jogging or walking, followed by something nice to eat.

Visit Carlucci’s, Crown Restaurant, the Meerendal Tasting Room or Art Gallery for inspiration or taste our award winning wines at any of the venues on the Estate.

To use our trails, we do however request a contribution to our trail building and maintenance program of R30-00 per adult and R10-00 per child (u/12). This can be paid into our honesty box at the entrance of Carlucci, by using Zapper or as otherwise indicated. Alternatively, runners and walkers can join the Parkrun every Saturday morning at 8am for free.

Tygerberg MTB members are entitled to utilise the cycling trails for free as part of their MTB membership.

For any cycling needs, the KnipeRacing shop is open, Mo. – Fr. from 8am-6pm and Sat. & Sun from 8am-11am. They specialize in mountain bikes, suspension, wheel building andbike rentals for the Meerendal trails.

Take a look at our trails on the TYGERBERG MTB CLUB website or the Meerendal website.

Full Moon Fun Run

Full Moon Fun Run/ Walk

Don’t miss it! Come and Support Michael Academy Learning Centre for Special Needs Children this Wednesday. Registration will be open at 5:30pm and the 5km Full Moon Fun Run/ Walk begins at 6:30pm – R50 is all it costs which includes a yummy boerewors roll and coffee will be available for purchase. Put on you running shoes and I will see you there!


Don’t Miss Out!

Don’t Miss It!!!

The newly renovated Carlucci’s at Meerendal Wine Estate is now open! It is sensual in simplicity, homey with an intriguing atmosphere. Come on down and experience the fresh ambience.

In other breaking news!

Meerendal will be represented in Wines of South Africa’s (WOSA) trade tasting on Monday the 4th of September in Holland. Five of our superb wines will be showcased, namely: Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Merlot 2014, Pinotage 2014, Shiraz 2010 and Heritage Block Pinotage 2010.

For more information on WOSA and the trade tasting, please follow the link below:…/South-African-Tasting-Amsterdam-Ne…/


BIGFEET Elephant Foundation

Meerendal founded BIGFEET Elephant Foundation, a charity involved in the wellbeing of Elephants in 2013.

Since then, more than R 200 000 has been raised through various initiatives, amongst others it’s BIGFEET Pressed for Elephants wine, a truly unique wine blend of Pinotage, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Shiraz and Malbec.

To save elephants from the Ivory trade and poachers, Meerendal donates R1 of every bottle sold to the “Elephants Alive” Foundation (

BIGFEET Pressed for Elephants wine is a medium bodied, natural sweet wine with a beautiful bright red colour. A fruity fragrance on the nose with fresh ripe strawberries and cherries on the palate. A delicious, easy drinking wine paired exceptionally well with pastas and pizza.

Meerendal Wine Academy

Sneak peek to the Meerendal Winter Wine Academy !

The new group arrived on Sunday, 30th of July 2017 and will be with us on the Estate until Friday evening, 04th of August 2017.

Throughout the week, Academy students will gain knowledge in grape vine pruning, as well as basic cellar and laboratory work.  Their wine making techniques will be enhanced with lecturers in both “South African Wine” and “Wines of the World” courses of the Cape Wine Academy.

We welcome the Team to Meerendal Wine Estate and trust that they will enjoy the program with Cellar Master and Wine Maker Liza Goodwin and Cape Wine Master Bennie Howard. We hope that the Meerendal Wine Academy certificate will instil in each individual team member a passion for Wine Making in the romantic world of Wine.