Things To Do in StellenboschMeerlust
Where? Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch.
When? Summer: Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 17h00
Saturday from 10h00 to 14h00
Winter: Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 16h00
Saturday from 10h00 to 14h00.
How? Call +27 (0)21 843-3587
How much? Price on request
The original estate owner, Henning Huising, first settled here in 1693 upon realising just how beautiful this piece of land was. It was named Meerlust which means “please of the sea” in German and the manor house is perfectly positioned on an outcrop 5km from False Bay.
Since 1756, the Myburgh family has been producing wines on the farm and eight generations later, Hannes Myburgh, continues this tradition. This estate with its historic, white manor house, wine cellar, bird sanctuary, rose garden and family cemetery has been declared a National monument.
The cellar was originally the wagon house and was built in 1776. It was first restored in 1974 by architect Revel Fox and new cellar equipment installed. Hannes Myburgh modernized even further in 2008 to allow careful handling of smaller amounts of grapes.
Meerlust is well-known for its superb red wines which are all grown on the estate and matured in French oak. The variety includes Rubicon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir.
Meerlust only began producing one white wine in 1995 and that it the Chardonnay which is also fermented in French Oak. Hannes received the Roll of Honour in Verona, Italy in 2007, an award reserved for those individuals whose made a great contribution to the International wine industry. No wonder the wine tastes this good.