Meerlust estate vineyards
Meerlust estate vineyards

Vineyard Overview

272 acres are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The soil for the red varietals is a combination of decomposed granite mixed with clay. For Chardonnay the soil is alluvial soil with a clay subsoil.

In the summertime ocean breezes and evening mists roll in from the coast to cool the vineyards, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly and achieve full, concentrated varietal characteristics.