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Meerlust Estate

The winery is one of the most famous and oldest South Africa and is located in the wine-growing district Stellenbosch, It was founded in 1693 by the German Henning Huising, after being governor Simon van der Stel (1639-1712) country was assigned. He called it "Meerlust" and he also built the existing house in the Cape Dutch style. The winery was acquired by John Albertus Myburgh in 1757 and has since been owned by this family for the eighth generation. The current owner is Hannes Myburgh, his butler Giorgio Dalla Cia is the only Italian winemaker on the Cape. The vineyards cover 160 hectares of vineyards. They are with the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc. Chardonnay. Merlot. Petit Verdot. Pinot Noir. Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier planted. The flagship is the one in French barriques matured red wine "Rubicon" in the Bordeaux style (65% CS, 25% Merlot, 15% CF). However, this must not with the "Rubicon" of the California winery Inglenook Winery (formerly Rubicon Estate Winery). It will also be a "Meerlust Grappa" ( Tresterbrand ) distilled from different varieties. The latest creation is the "Dalla Cia" line, with which young wines from Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are marketed. Every year, around half a million bottles of wine are produced.

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