Muratie Wine Estate

Tucked into the exquisite Knorhoek Valley north of Stellenbosch, Muratie Wine Estate is under the stewardship of Rijk Melck and his family.

About the winery
At Muratie, the passion for preserving our rich heritage, and the wonderful human stories that are woven into the very fabric of our history, are matched only by the way in which we produce our fine wines. Our history is captured in every nook and cranny. Wherever you are on the estate you cannot help being moved by a sense of the many generations that have lived and worked here. The buildings, the artifacts and even the shrubs and trees exude an aura of the colourful past reaching towards an even more fruitful future. The wine industry has evolved rapidly in recent years, bringing with it some necessary advances and, sadly, losing at times some of the skill that makes winemaking the enigmatic endeavor that sets it apart in a modern world of mass production. At Muratie we are at pains to balance this blend of tradition and evolution to ensure that we continue producing the same classic wines for which we have become internationally renowned. That is why we still hand harvest.

Learn more about Muratie Wine Estate and their facilities at:

http://www.muratie.co.za/

Location

Stellenbosch

Opening Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00Friday: 10:00 - 17:00Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
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Languages
English, German
Children friendly
No
Region
Stellenbosch
Country
South Africa
Organic
No
Wines produced
Ansela van de Caab, Martin Melck Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve, Ronnie Melck Syrah Family Selection, Isabella Chardonnay, Laurens Campher blended white, Ben Prins Cape Vintage, Lady Alice MCC, Alberta Annemarie Merlot, Martin Melck Cabernet Sauvignon, Ronnie Melck Shiraz, Amber Forever Muscat , George Paul Canitz Pinot Noir, Melck's Sauvignon Blanc, Melck's Blended Red
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho, ViognierCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Syrah, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz
History & Geography
The farm itself dates back to 1685 when it was granted by Governor Simon van der Stel who was Governor of the Cape of Good Hope at the time. This makes Muratie one of the oldest estates in South Africa and along with that age comes many characters and truly fascinating stories. The Melck family has revived this rich heritage in an updated yet classical evolution of the brand, naming its range after many of these colourful characters. Muratie become a serious and respected player in the Bordeaux blend, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir stakes. Historically, Muratie has been known for being the first producer of Pinot Noir as well as fine ports. Along with the development of other varietals, Muratie has elevated itself into a new appreciation amongst truly discerning wine lovers.
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