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“Great wine, great prices!”

Meerendal Wine Estate
Ranked #7 of 17 things to do in Durbanville
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed 29 May 2014

If you are from Europe or North America you will be blown away by the quality and prices of the wines in South Africa, as well as the tasting experience.
Meerendal Wine Estate was the first winery we visited on our trip to SA. We were impressed by the low key atmosphere and the friendliness of the staff. We are frequent visitors to the Napa wine region in California where the crowds, the rush, the snobbery, the loud and obnoxious people, and the high prices really take away from the experience. Meerendal is completely different! Very knowledgeable staff, they pour as many wines as you would like to taste, and the wines are very good. There was no rush, the scenery is great, they have a wonderful restaurant, and the prices are about 25% of those in Napa or Sonoma. A trip to South Africa just to taste wine is worth the trouble and cost to get there! Honestly, you can get a VERY good bottle of wine for under $10 US.

Thank Brook B
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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.

Thank Juanv v
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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.

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Reviewed 17 October 2015
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