Platters 2024: Wines of the Year & 5 Star Wines Announced

The eagerly awaited 2024 edition of South Africa's original and still favourite wine adviser, Platter's Guide, is here!

The 44th edition of this best-selling guide features well over 900 producers, merchants and brands and over 8 000 locally produced wines, as well as brandies, husk spirits and sherry-style wines. Meridian is delighted to once again boast the most awarded portfolio with 33 prestigious Platter's 5-Star wines from our portfolio, including 4 wines of the year.

Platter's Pinotage of the Year Announced

L’Avenir Single Block 2020 recognised as South Africa’s best Pinotage.

The 2020 L’Avenir Single Block Pinotage was acknowledged as the top Pinotage in the 2024 Platter’s South African Wine Guide. This recognition by the most authoritative South African wine guide highlights L’Avenir’s leadership in modern, site specific, Stellenbosch Pinotage.

“As Pinotage specialists we are standing on the shoulders of pioneers that established this varietal, but it’s now our responsibility to secure Pinotage’s place in the global fine wine space,” explains Coetzee

People of Meridian - Barry Motau

Meet Barry Motau, our Inland North Regional Sales Manager

Barry recently celebrated his 12th anniversary with Meridian Wine Merchants 🍾

His Meridian journey started in November 2011 when he joined the group as a Dedicated Merchandiser. Over the years, he progressed into various roles, gaining valuable experience in sales while fostering meaningful connections with his customers, clients and colleagues.

Barry's knowledge and experience of the different channels, brands, and the Meridian business plays a pivotal role in shaping the future success of our region.