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Meerlust Estate has been part of the Myburgh family tradition for eight generations, dating back to 1756. Long recognized for producing world-class wines, the Meerlust Estate is singularly rich in charm and history.

Today, the family tradition of dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, who studied winemaking at Geisenheim in Germany and Chateau Lafite in France. Chris Williams was appointed Cellar Master at Meerlust prior to the 2004 harvest. Williams studied winemaking at Elsenburg College in Stellenbosch and was apprenticed to Giorgio Dalla Cia at Meerlust for five years before Giorgio's retirement in 2004. Chris Williams will continue to produce his own label, The Foundry, which was the only Shiraz awarded 5 stars in the 2004 John Platter Guide.

Meerlust is situated fifteen kilometers south of Stellenbosch, with the blue crescent of False Bay just five kilometers away. The Estate is uniquely positioned for the production of wines with exceptional complexity are character. One hundred and ten hectares are planted, mainly with red varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir.