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Simonsig hails 50 years of Kaapse Vonkel and Cap Classique

South Africa’s first Cap Classique ever made – the iconic Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel – celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The milestone also marks the birth of the country’s Cap Classique category, which has become the ambassador for South African wine excellence at home and abroad.

To commemorate this grand occasion, Simonsig makes a dramatic new introduction. This month sees the release of Kaapse Vonkel with updated packaging and a stellar new look for the Kaapse Vonkel Satin Nectar and Satin Nectar Rosé later this month. “I’m exceptionally proud of seeing how that small, first start of Kaapse Vonkel by my father, Frans Malan, has grown to such an extent that some 200 wineries now make Cap Classique in South Africa,” says Johan Malan, named most recently as Diners Club Winemaker of the Year 2020 for Kaapse Vonkel 2015.

Introducing Meerlust Red 2019

Respected 18th century Cape wine estate Meerlust has declassified its world-renowned flagship Bordeaux-style blend Rubicon from the 2019 vintage which heralds the rare release of Meerlust Red 2019 instead, the first re-appearance of this much-loved blend since the 2011 vintage.

Meerlust continues following the tradition of the original South African ‘estate’ concept formulated in the early 1970s by confining itself to working only with grapes grown on the property and Meerlust Red 2019 is no exception with only estate grown grapes used. The Red 2019 is Cabernet Sauvignon dominant (43%) with 31% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The higher percentage of Merlot came as a result of the Meerlust duo of eighth-generation owner Hannes Myburgh and cellarmaster Wim Truter deciding also not to bottle the Merlot from the 2019 vintage.

Meet Mbali Mazibuko, Meridian’s Customer Relations Officer

Mbali has been with Meridian since 2017 and heads up the Customer Service Department. She is one of the friendly voices our customers hear when having a problem and along with a dedicated team of skilled customer liason assistants, they facilitate, manage and resolve all customer related queries to improve our customers’ experience.

She has extensive experience in customer service management from industries such as retail and hospitality and has a National Diploma in Hospitality Management which she obtained through the University of Johannesburg. Mbali is currently completing her Diploma in Marketing Management through IMM. Her bright smile and warm personality light up the halls of our office. Cheers, Mbali!

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 orders@groupmeridian.co.za
  • 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'.