Decanter World Wine Awards 2021

The results from the 18th edition of the Decanter World Wine Awards have been released. The world’s largest wine competition saw its biggest year to date, with 18,094 wines tasted from 56 countries.

The Meridian producers have secured 1 Best in Show, 2 Platinum and 13 Gold medals. Congratulations to all the winners. Click on the link below to view all the results.

Shiraz SA Challenge 2021

The results of the 2021 Shiraz SA Challenge have been released. Cederberg Wines Shiraz 2018 and Saronsberg Cellar Shiraz 2019 from our portfolio have both earned a spot in the top 12!

Congratulations to David Nieuwoudt, Dewaldt Heyns and their teams for this wonderful achievement. Click on the link below to watch the awards ceremony.

Congratulations to Diemersdal Estate

The latest Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show results have been released. The 2021 Old Mutual Trophy for the Most Successful Producer Overall was awarded to Diemersdal Estate from our portfolio.

Diemersdal won the Old Mutual Trophy for the Best Pinotage for the Diemersdal Pinotage Reserve 2019, and also garnered Gold medals for the Private Collection 2017 and The Journal Cabernet Sauvignon 2018. A massive congratulations to Thys Louw and the Diemersdal team. Click on the link below to view all the results.

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2021

The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show is South Africa’s premier wine competition, identifying the very best Cape wines, recognising the achievements of the country's winemakers, and honouring excellence in the wine industry.

In total there were 673 wines entered. There were 32 gold medals – of which 16 won trophies. The Meridian producers have secured 8 gold medals, of which 6 won trophies. Congratulations to all the winners. Click on the link below to view all the results.

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2021

The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles is an international competition where thousands of wines are entered by producers to be tasted and judged by a panel of experts.

Two wines from producers in our portfolio were awarded with gold medals. Saronsberg Seismic 2018 received a Grand Gold Medal and Donkiesbaai Steen 2020 received a Gold Medal. A massive congratulations to both Saronsberg and Donkiesbaai. Click on the link below to view all the results.

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 🍷

Congratulations Damian

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Damian Ganes as National Sales Executive from 1 July 2021.

Damian joined Meridian Wine Merchants in 2009 as a Sales Consultant and then Trade Marketer, before being promoted to Regional Sales Manager for the Gauteng region, National Key Account Sales Manager and most recently, Off Consumption Channel Manager.

With Damian's experience in the premium wine category along with his passion for sales and fine wine, we are looking forward to a bright future.

Adjusted Lockdown Level 4

Further to the President’s announcement regarding the level 4 lockdown, our business operations have been suspended until further notice.

Whilst our offices will be closed, we are available should you wish to make contact with us:

In these challenging times it is important that we stay connected and keep communication channels open with you, our valued customer.