Platter’s 2021 – 5 Star Winners

The results of the Platter’s Guide 2021 edition have been released. 36 five-star winning wines belong to brands in our portfolio.

Congratulations to Anthonij Rupert, Beyerskloof, Cape Point Vineyards, De Grendel, Delaire Graff, Diemersdal, Ernie Els Wines, Ghost Corner, Ken Forrester Wines, Klein Constantia, Mullineux & Leeu Passant, Rust en Vrede, Saronsberg, Simonsig, Tokara and Warwick Wines.

Click the read more link below to view the five-star winning wines.

Congratulations to Johan Malan from Simonsig

The 40th Diners Club Winemaker Of The Year Award was awarded to Simonsig Estate’s, Johan Malan on Saturday, 21 November at the La Residence Hotel, in Franschhoek.

The coveted title of “Winemaker of the Year” was awarded to Mr Malan for the 2015 Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut. The wine style chosen this year was Cap Classique, the name given to the South African wine made by the traditional method of a second fermentation in the bottle. Congratulations to Mr Malan and the Simonsig team for winning such a prestigious award.

Platter's 2021 Wines of the Year

The results of the Platter’s Guide 2021 edition have been released. 7 of the Platter's 2021 Wines of the Year belong to brands in our portfolio.

Congratulations to Beyerskloof, Cape Point Vineyards, Ken Forrester Wines, Klein Constantia, Mullineux and Rust en Vrede. Click the link below to view all the winners.

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 🍷

​Say hello to Jolene Viljoen, our Marketing Manager​

Jolene has been the Marketing Support Manager for the past 2 years and has recently been appointed as the Marketing Manager for Meridian Wine Merchants. Her love for wine brought her to Meridian 6 years ago when she joined as Events Coordinator before being promoted to On Consumption Trade Marketer.

She is currently completing her BBA degree in marketing management at IMM Graduate School. She is also a Diploma Graduate from the Cape Wine Academy with a qualification in wedding and event planning.

Cheers Jolene!

11 Most Influential People in the South African Wine Industry

We are so proud to see that our Chief Executive Officer, Gavin Dittmar was featured in The Wine Goggle’s recently posted article as one of the eleven most influential people in the South African Wine Industry.

“The research and queries have been exhaustive and all-encompassing. Final decision-making was stress-inducing, meticulous and thorough. Profound insights gained. So, after all that, WineGoggle and its team of assistants in the fields of retail, journalism, hospitality, wine critics, high-end consumers and psycho-analysts brings you the 11 Most Influential People in South African Wine. (Commercially involved, not industry bodies.)” says Emile Joubert, editor of The Wine Goggle.