We're in this together 🍷

We salute each and every worker in the wine industry from the vineyard to the cellar to the bottle to the distribution to the sales to the marketing to the administration to the retailing to the service and beyond - all struggling with anxious uncertainty. Meridian stands united with you in WINE FOR LIFE 🍷

Ernie Els Harvest Report 2020

The harvest at Ernie Els started a few weeks earlier than in 2019 as the favourable growing conditions in spring sped up bud burst and the warm, sunny summer days that followed allowed for effective grape ripening.

The summer temperatures were warm, but moderate and the grapes were allowed to accumulate their concentrated flavours. We were fortunate to bring in good yields, despite the fact that we had some variation in some of the blocks.

SA WINE HARVEST REPORT 2020: Great season, remarkable wines

South Africa’s 2020 wine grape crop will bring exceptional wines to consumers, following favourable conditions throughout the season. This according to the South African wine industry’s annual Wine Harvest Report 2020.

“Although it’s always important to take our diversity over ten wine grape growing regions into account, the industry had a very good season overall, which we believe will bring great quality wines to consumers,” says Conrad Schutte, consultation service manager of the wine industry’s representative body Vinpro.

Meridian supports SA Harvest

SA Harvest is a revolutionary food rescue organisation that aims to eliminate hunger and food waste through education and the redistribution of quality surplus food.

Since it’s official launch in November 2019, it has managed to deliver 40 000 meals to the homeless in Cape Town. Preceding the Nation’s 35-day lockdown, SA Harvest has implemented a massive food rescue initiative in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

We supported this cause by sending a refrigerated truck, driver and assistant to help transport fruit within Cape Town for the duration of lockdown.

Meridian is open for business

We are so happy to resume connecting our portfolio of premium wines with you as allowed by Government sanctioned Level 3 liquor trading conditions from Monday, 1 June 2020.

Mindful of the surge in demand, your orders will be processed as quickly as possible and can be placed directly by clicking on the link below to Meridian TradeZone.

If you have any queries or require service or urgent assistance, contact Meridian Sales Consultant, email us orders@groupmeridian.co.za or call 0861 113 959.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we all navigate this time together with you. We stand united with you in 'Wine for Life'.

Say hello to Martin

Say hello to Martin Snyman. He is a Meridian Key Account Manager for the Wholesale Channel and looks after the Massmart and Pick n Pay groups. Martin joined Meridian in September 2015 as On Consumption Channel Manager after having been a wine buyer in the restaurant industry. Martin works closely with our farms and producers to connect our premium wines with this important trade channel. He is a star performer and much-valued member of the team.

"I love Meridian because we have an amazing portfolio of the country's top wines and we employ the best people in their respective roles. It truly is like being part of a family and we all live the Meridian core values – Commitment, Integrity, Candour, Fun!"