Meerlust shares vintage update and wine offers for autumn 2024

Meerlust shares vintage update and wine offers for autumn 2024
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Here's to sipping, savouring, and making the most of these great Meerlust vintages during the upcoming winter months. Cheers!

Meerlust Estate vintage 2024 update

The vintage of 2024 saw good winter rainfall, with a dry spring and summer. The rainfall in October to March was down almost 60% on the long term average, and this in combination with a hot summer season, resulted in a light harvest in terms of quantity, but a high quality vintage.

Our cellarmaster, Wim Truter, shares some thoughts on this year's vintage: "It started early, in fact the earliest on record on the farm, and finished in the same way – every block in fermentation tank before the cold spell in March." Wim adds, "What makes our little corner of Stellenbosch so unique is lower average rainfall than the areas up against the beautiful mountains and the lower ripening temperatures due to the strong prevailing cooling wind from False Bay in summertime. We definitely benefited from these factors in the 2023/2024 season."

"Summing up the early tastings of the 2024 wines, the team is ultimately very satisfied with the intensity that the dry season brought, while the conditions of our vineyards allowed us to retain freshness and energy in the wines. The cellar team is hard at work preparing for our round of tastings to determine the blends to come."

In the cellar

Our winemaking team will use the next two months to do a thorough review of the components in the cellar, which will be used for the eventual blends for both the Meerlust Estate Red and the Rubicon.

With over 50 components to consider, the selection of the best sites that create a wine with complexity, intensity and structure will be used for the Rubicon. The Rubicon blend will reflect the main terroir units of the Estate that show the unique Meerlust expression.

Wines made from the youngest vineyards and lesser sites that will not allow the same ageing potential or structure, are used for the Estate Red. The aim with the Estate Red is to produce a wine that is still synonymous with Meerlust, but for early enjoyment.

Tasting options

Our tasting room is open to receive visitors from Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 17h00, and on Saturdays from 09h00 to 14h00. 

Standard Tasting (no booking required)

We offer a tasting of our full range of wines, including the Rubicon at R75pp, which is refundable per person who purchase wine after their tasting.

Seated VIP Tasting (booking required)

Our VIP tasting will be presented by a senior member of the team, in our private seated tasting room. It includes our full range of current vintage wines, as we as an older vintage of Rubicon and one of our other Estate wines, these are served in Riedel varietal range glassware.  A fee of R150 pp applies.
For bookings, please email

Vintage wines available

Special vintage wine offer

We have a selection of library wines available for purchase through our tasting room and online shop, limited to 6 bottles per person.
  • Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 - R660
  • Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 1.5L - R1 180
  • Meerlust Rubicon 2017 1.5L - R1 440

Current vintage range

  • Meerlust Chardonnay 2023 - R375
  • Meerlust Pinot Noir 2022 - R395
  • Meerlust Red 2020 - R250
  • Meerlust Merlot 2020 - R425
  • Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 - R490
  • Meerlust Rubicon 2021 - R590
Wine Club Members receive a 10% discount off these prices.
We now offer free shipping on all orders of R3000 to any location in South Africa. Our wines are now available in single bottle units.
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Meerlust Estate Baden Powell Drive P.O. Box 7121 , Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa