Celebrating our Service

We are thrilled to have received our fifth consecutive Diamond Arrow award from PMR.africa rated first overall in the category of Distributors & Marketers – Wine, Spirits and other alcoholic beverages. Thanks to the liquor retailers, hoteliers, restaurateurs and other trade customers who voted for us and continue to support us in our journey of linking wine with people.

Celebrating our Birthday

Here at Meridian, we are excited and proud to be celebrating 20 years of linking wine with people. We believe it’s important to remember where we started, celebrate our successes and reward the people who have been part of our journey. We are a passionate bunch of wine people on a mission to connect our premium portfolio of family-owned quality wines with wine lovers to add to the enjoyment of life whilst building a sustainable future for our farms and our company. 

Celebrating our Founders

On 19 September 1997 Meridian Wine Merchants was founded by John Laubscher and Alex Dale of Longridge to distribute their wines in Gauteng and the Western Cape. Their portfolio had a handful of premium local and international labels when Gavin Dittmar acquired the distribution business a little over a year later. Today, we represent 25 wine estates and producers and the 42 family-owned quality wine brands between them. 

Let's get Festive

We have launched this season's Trade Gifting Collection. We invite our trade customers to view the selection online at www.meridiangiftcollection.co.za or download the brochure.

So easy. So quick. So cool.

Online ordering is here for our trade. Cool Wines invite all licensed customers to register on our online ordering platform at www.coolwinestradezone.co.za or click on the convenient quick link on the top righthand corner of our homepage.