|Growing fine wines on the Meerlust Estate has been part of
the Myburgh family tradition for eight generations, beginning
in 1756. Long recognized for producing world-class wines,
Meerlust is situated fifteen kilometres south of Stellenbosch
in the heart of South Africa’s winelands.
The first owner of the property, Henning Huising, settled
here in 1693 and named his new-found home “Meerlust”,
meaning “pleasure of the sea”, as the manor house sits on a
granite outcrop only 5 km from False Bay.
Visitors to the Estate – a National Monument – have for
centuries anticipated seeing the cool, white façade of the
Manor House as they passed through the gates and along
the palm and oak tree-lined drive. Today, that sense of having
arrived at a most treasured home and estate is enhanced
by the knowledge – on seeing the sweep of vineyards that
flank the drive – that here grow the grapes of the prized