Prescient Shiraz Report 2021: Top 10

The 2021 Prescient Shiraz Report convened by Winemag.co.za has been released.

De Grendel Elim Shiraz 2019, Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard Syrah 2017 and Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Syrah 2019 from brands in our portfolio have qualified under the Top 10 best wines overall. Congratulations to both De Grendel and Rust en Vrede.

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Introducing De Grendel Op Die Berg Syrah 2019

"I'm very excited to introduce our brand new De Grendel Op Die Berg Syrah to you", says De Grendel Cellar Master, Charles Hopkins

Op die Berg Syrah is an extremely elegant wine with lots of finesse that is sure to please the most discerning Syrah palates and is the third addition to the Op die Berg range. These wines are grown “on the mountain” near the village of Op-die-Berg in the Witzenberg mountains of the Ceres Plateau, on the farm Rietfontein owned by Robert Graaff, brother of De Grendel’s owner Sir De Villiers Graaff. Click on the link below to find out more about the new addition to the De Grendel range.

Prescient Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2021: Top 10

The 2021 Prescient Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report convened by Winemag.co.za has been released.

Warwick Trilogy 2018 from our portfolio has qualified under the Top 10 best wines overall. Congratulations to Warwick Estate.

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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 🍷

Meet Sinead

Say hello to Sinead Tintinger, our Credit Note & Proof of Delivery Supervisor.

Sinead joined Meridian in 2017 as a temporary receptionist and after 3 months moved to the orders department where she was an acting supervisor, a post that became permanent. Her previous experience in sales and admin as well as her keen eye for detail perfectly suits her current role.

“I enjoy Meridian’s family spirit! For such a big company, I was surprised at how closely everyone works together,” says Sinead

Cheers Sinead! 🥂

1st in the Top 30 on-premise Distributors Nationally 🍷

Wine Business Solutions recently released the first-ever research into the South African on-premise wine business. Meridian is thrilled to be ranked 1st in the top 30 on-premise distributors nationally.

The Wine On-Premise South Africa 2021 report highlights essential insights, including the best wine distributors nationally and internationally, the most listed brands nationally and by province and the wine styles resonating most with South African Restauranteurs and their patrons. The report looked at 18 000 individual listings on wine lists for wine by the glass and bottle from suburban restaurants, fine dining, hotels, pubs and clubs.

According to the report, 7.5 million cases of wine were consumed in on-trade outlets in 2020. "As the hospitality industry fights to recover after multiple liquor bans and trading restrictions, we have several plans in place to assist our on-trade customers in keeping wine sales flowing with our portfolio. It is encouraging that many of our most trusted wine brands feature strongly on wine lists", says Shane Allchin, Managing Director.