Maiden Release of Mulderbosch Cabernet Franc

Mulderbosch Vineyards has released their first Selected Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2015 vintage. 

Mulderbosch Selected Vineyards Cabernet Franc scored 92 points out of 100 in award-winning, British journalist and Master of Wine, Tim Atkin's South Africa Special 2017 report. 

Here's what he had to say in his early review, "This Cabernet Franc block, planted on koffieklip and gravel soils, is now 16 years old. It's definitely at the firmer, chewier, more extracted end of the spectrum, but the oak is well handled, complementing the smoky damson and green pepper flavours. Needs time in the bottle. 2019-25"

We can't wait to share this gem!

Meridian helps to 'Make a Difference'

We are proud to be a loyal supporter of the Make A Difference Leadership Foundation (MAD). Managing Director, Gavin Dittmar told Themba Gala how it all began.

“I first heard about MAD Leadership Foundation through La Motte and Leopard's Leap CEO and Meridian shareholder, Hein Koegelenberg. He invited me to one of the golf days which I really enjoyed and got to hear and understand what MAD Leadership Foundation was all about. It resonated with me instantly. I thought that this is exactly the kind of thing that South Africa needs. I literally went back to Meridian Wine Merchants and said this is the foundation that we are going to focus our support on. I am a big fan of education and a believer that it is really what makes a difference. Partnering with MAD Leadership Foundation is based on developing the leaders of tomorrow and from what I saw early on, it was a no-brainer.”

This year, MAD Leadership Foundation, in partnership with Rialheim presents Themba, an event celebrating hope, trust and faith. 

Themba epitomises the light MAD hopes to spark within each of their scholars, their families and their communities. Themba combines an appreciation for South African art, heritage, and philanthropy with delicious South African-inspired gourmet food, award-winning wines from the Meridian portfolio, live entertainment and both a silent and live auction boasting a wealth of artistic talent, premium wines and luxury experiences.          

Themba takes place on 27 September 2018 in Johannesburg.

De Grendel's Story of Elim Shiraz

Elim is a charming small village situated on the Agulhas plain at the tip of Africa that caught the eye of De Grendel Winemaker, Charles Hopkins, who saw tremendous potential in the area. There are few areas in South Africa known for producing the sought-after black pepper flavour profile in Shiraz. Elim is one of them. This Shiraz, bottled in magnums only, recently claimed an enviable spot in the South African Top 12 Shiraz Challenge. 

Be like Jeannie. Work for us.

Meet Jeannie Shaw, Meridian's National Key Account Admin Assistant. Her critical support and organisation skills help the Key Account team run more efficiently. 

At Meridian we support our staff and their professional development. Jeannie is working closely with our Human Resources department on her personal development plan as she strives to become a Sales Consultant. 

The New Cool Wines Back Order process

Find out everything you need to know about the Cool Wines Back Order process and how we can help you. 

How does it work?

After placing your order, an order confirmation will be emailed to you as it is currently. On your sales order confirmation email, you will be able to see the following item status based on the availability of items requested:

Available: Requested item and quantity in stock and captured for order
Partial with lead time: You will only receive part of your item quantity
requested, with the short quantity placed on back order
Available with lead time: Item temporarily out of stock, all of the item quantity
requested has been placed on back order
Partial and out of stock: You will only receive part of your item quantity
requested, there is no planned stock replenishment and the short quantity has
not been placed on back order
Out of stock: The item requested is out of stock, there is no planned stock
replenishment and no back order raised

If a portion of your order is available but cannot be supplied in full, you will be
contacted by Customer Service within 24 hours to confirm if you would like to
keep the item on back order. The Customer service department will update you
when stock is expected to arrive on your back order and expected order delivery