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Muratie Wine Estate – Hands-on, age-old traditional wine of distinction

Muratie – Making exceptional wine with hands-on love for detail and tradition at the foot of the Simonsberg, in the scenic Knorhoek valley, with views towards Table Mountain.

At the foot of the Simonsberg, in the scenic Knorhoek valley, with views towards Table Mountain, Muratie makes exceptional wine with hands-on love for detail and tradition.

A little about Muratie Wine Estate

Muratie has a varied history dating back to 1685. The recent history being shaped by Rijk Melck, his family and winemaking team. Humble, romantic beginnings have taken their time to reveal the modern wines made in faithful age-old tradition and honouring the legends of the farm in naming the wines.

Winemaking at Muratie under winemaker Hattingh De Villiers has achieved many accolades, and respecting the legacy of the historical characters of the farm, the names of the wines let these individuals live on.
(Cabernet Sauvignon) Martin Melck,
(Bordeaux style red blend) Ansela van de Caab,
(Port) Ben Prins,
(Chardonnay) Isabella,
(Shiraz) Ronnie Melck,
MCC bubbly Lady Alice,
(Merlot) Alberta Annemarie,
(Pinot Noir) George Paul Canitz,
(blended white) Laurens Campher.

Historically, Muratie’s port style wines and their pioneering plantings of Pinot Noir made this estate well known. Lately, however, the estate has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux blend, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir ranges. This wine estate has certainly become a force to be reckoned with over the last years, with innovative changes in the vineyards, yet remaining true to traditional wine making practices. The cob webs, however, keep gathering the romantic dust of history.

From a non-wine point of view, Muratie has much to offer. Mountain biking, accommodation, art and a traditional South African kitchen make this estate a delight for wine enthusiasts, families and action seekers alike. Well worth the visit to this unique estate.

Muratie Wine Estate at a glance

Wines of note

  • (Cabernet Sauvignon) Martin Melck,
  • (Bordeaux style red blend) Ansela van de Caab,
  • (Port) Ben Prins,
  • (Chardonnay) Isabella,
  • (Shiraz) Ronnie Melck,
  • MCC bubbly Lady Alice,

Winemaker

Hattingh De Villiers

Viticulturist

 Conrad Schutte 

Owner

 Melck Family Trust 

Reasons to visit

  • Wine tasting of worldwide award-winning wines, by knowledgeable staff
  • World renowned Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux blend, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir,
  • Continuous production and constant improvement of award-winning wines
  • Family-friendly hospitality
  • Art gallery
  • Unique tasting room and alfresco tasting
  • Mountain biking
  • Great South African food.

Best time to visit

This is an all-year destination, with a winter fire place and alfresco (outside) summer tastings. Although early morning and late afternoon are the best for epic views, a visit is enjoyable all day.

What to do at Muratie Wine Estate

Highlights on the estate

  • Unique, historical cobweb covered wine tasting room
  • Wine tasting of world-renowned wines
  • Views towards Table Mountain
  • Mountain biking

Things to do or see

  • Wine tasting
  • Mountain Biking

For children

The estate is good for families with children to explore, wine tasting for adults.

Outdoors

  • Several outdoor activities are available in the area, such as hiking and mountain biking, as well as walking through the historic university town of Stellenbosch.

Side-tracks

Muratie Wine Estate offers a romantic, historical journey, including the cobwebs and dust

Events

Several annual public events, including a fun annual harvest festival.

Contact

website: Muratie Wine Estate
Contact: Enquiries
Tel: +27 21 865-2330/6

Social Media

Facebook: Muratie Wine Estate
Instagram: Muratie Wine Estate
Twitter: Muratie Wine Estate

Wine tasting

Opening hours: 

09:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday – Sunday

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Jacques Fouche

Jacques has been a keen travel junkie, for as long as he can remember. Having spent his childhood in Namibia, Limpopo province in South Africa (near the Kruger National Park ) and KZN in South Africa and later Cape Town, always been surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery. Qualifying as a safari guide in 1996, Jacques guided over virtually all possible natural eco systems and travelled over hundreds of thousands of kilometers, through all the southern African countries. Later he spent 8 years living and working in Austria, mixing cultural, city and natural scenic travels all across Europe.

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