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“Pleasant Surprise”

Meerendal Wine Estate
Ranked #6 of 17 things to do in Durbanville
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Durban
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112 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

A little off the beaten track, we visited more by chance than intended. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the wines and had a most enjoyable afternoon.

As the restaurant (which appears to be upmarket) was fully booked, we opted for the wine tasting at a very reasonable fee. The wines and winemaking process was well explained and questions were intelligently answered.

Although just a wine lover, not a connoisseur, I would have preferred some cheese or a palate cleanser between wines which were all presented for tasting in the same glass, without rinsing.
This was the same experience at other wine tasting establishments, so it appears to be the acceptable thing in the area.

The old, Cape Dutch farmhouse, which is now a boutique hotel, makes for a romantic setting and a nice breakaway from the city. The bike trails appear to be popular with active families who want to get out of the city and explore the countryside and vineyards.

Visited May 2014
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Yorkshire
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“Wine tasting & lunch”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Visited this wine estate and were fortunate to get David, the tasting manager, as our guide. The original tasting of 4 wines somehow developed into a tasting of their range. A very knowledgable David explained and gave us a tour of the wine making operation. A very enjoyable morning was then followed by an excellent and very reasonably priced lunch overlooking the vineyards. All in all a super day we will remember for a long time, and repeat as soon as we can.

Visited February 2014
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