It’s our 21st Birthday!

On the 19th September Meridian Wine Merchants celebrate 21 years of linking wine with people. Thanks to our clients and customers for supporting us through the years.

What a journey it has been since Alex Dale and Johan Laubscher set up a distribution company for their wines. 

Today, Meridian markets and distributes 40 wine brands from 21 family-owned farms with our customers across South Africa and Africa. It's a daily pleasure to connect our portfolio of premium wines with people to add to their enjoyment of life while building a sustainable future for our brands and our company.

Take a look at our journey.

The Trickster is here

Marras wines from the Swartland has released a pair of light summer red wines from Piekenierskloof: The Trickster Cinsault and The Trickster Pinotage.  

In mythology, folklore and religion, the trickster is a character who uses great intellect or secret knowledge to play tricks or disobey normal rules and conventional behaviour which is the approach Martin Lamprecht has taken in crafting these two mouth-watering wines. Both wines have been cold fermented and whole bunch pressed for vibrancy and attractive primary fruit character.

The Cinsault is a light and succulent summer red wine with notes of raspberries, cherries and pomegranate.The Pinotage is soft, smooth and easy-drinking with notes of rose petals, cranberries and candy floss. 

Wines with Altitude

“I want people to drink my wines and think of these mountain ranges, unique and untouched.” , David Nieuwoudt

Did you know Cederberg Private Cellar has the highest vineyards in the Western Cape?

Winemaker visionary, David Nieuwoudt’s multi award-winning wines grow at 1 036 meters above sea level between Citrusdal and Clanwilliam with two mountain ranges that separate the farm from the Olifants river. Cederberg’s steep vineyards are naturally exposed to cooling breezes that cool down the vines creating more concentrated flavours in the grapes. The pure, virus-free vineyards create an ideal environment for grapes to grow and thrive. 

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