Meerendal Wine Estate

Meerendal Wine Estate is a family owned vineyard situated in the Western Cape. The hills of Meerendal rise above the flat surrounding Durbanville landscape, with an almost endless variety of slopes, soil types and microclimates. This makes it possible to grow a wide range of classic cultivars with equal success.

Meerendal is a family run and owned vineyard with a history that started in 1714 when 60,000 vines were planted on the farm. For over 300 years, a tradition of producing quality wines has developed Meerendal into one of South Africa’s flagship wine estates.

Thys Smit, is our passionate and dynamic winemaker. Thys holds a BSc in molecular biology and biotechnology from the University of Stellenbosch. He was nominated as a finalist for the 2019 Diners Club Young Winemaker of the year award.