The roots of great wine are grounded in the soil of gratitude.

Wishing the producers in our portfolio a brilliant #Harvest2021 🍇

Click on the link below to follow us for all the latest news, views and updates of this year's harvest.

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 🍷

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines launches Great Heart

Four-time Platter's Winery of the Year Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines has launched a staff empowerment Wine Company called Great Heart.

After Mullineux winemakers Chris and Andrea recognised the effects that COVID-19 had on their staff and wine community during the first South African lockdown in 2020, they devised a staff empowerment project aimed at improving the livelihoods of all employees and their families. These exquisite wines are collectively owned by the winery staff, which means that all profits from sales under the Great Heart label will go directly to them.

De Wetshof Chardonnays Glitter on World Stage

Congratulations to De Wetshof Estate to raking in four golden awards at two auspicious European wine shows with three of its Chardonnays.

In the most recent Chardonnay du Monde held in France, De Wetshof’s Lesca Chardonnay 2020 achieved a gold medal, also taking its place among the top 10 wines at this year’s competition. De Wetshof’s famous Limestone Hill 2020, South Africa’s most awarded unwooded Chardonnay, also garnered a gold medal at the Chardonnay du Monde. De Wetshof’s Lesca (Finesse) 2020 also won a gold medal at the recent Mundus Vini Competition in Germany, joining the De Wetshof The Site Chardonnay 2018 in a two-gold medal showing for De Wetshof at this show.

South Africa's First Sauvignon Blanc 2021 from Diemersdal

Just over a month since the first grapes of 2021 were harvested at Diemersdal in Durbanville, the estate has released the first Sauvignon Blanc of the season. Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc 2021 will hit the shelves and glasses of Sauvignon Blanc lovers on 5 March 2021.

According to Thys Louw, Diemersdal’s owner-winemaker, the early release is driven by the market. “We are in a fortunate position to have customers clamouring for our Sauvignon Blanc from the new vintage,” he says. “This, as well as the quality of this year’s grapes being conducive to a quick ferment and a short stay to settle in tank, has allowed us to come out with the Cape’s first Sauvignon Blanc of the 2021 vintage.”

2021 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon Awards

Congratulations to the gold medal winners at the 2021 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon Awards. A special congratulations to Tokara Reserve Collection Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2020 who received the Dubourdieu trophy for the best Sauvignon Blanc of the show.

  • Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2020
  • Ghost Corner Wild Ferment 2019
  • Delaire Graff Coastal Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  • Diemersdal The Journal Sauvignon Blanc 201

Say hello to Adel

Adellethea Issel, our Sales Administration Assistant in the Cape has been with Meridian since 2016 when she joined Meridian Wine Distribution as a telesales consultant. During this time, she also assisted with export consultation while completing her diploma in import, export and logistics management. In 2019 she was appointed as the Sales Administration Assistant to the regional sales manager in the Cape. She plays a very important role in the team and is always ready to help chase sales and achieve great levels of service for our customers.

"I love the opportunity to grow and better myself. I love challenges and teamwork. I am part of the best sales team!" says Adel

Cheers, Adellethea!

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, 01 February 2021.

Place your order in these ways:

  • Directly with your Meridian Sales Consultant
  • Via email to
  • By telephone 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'.