Merwida is a BWI Champion. It boasts within its boundaries what can be described as the freshwater jewel of the Western Cape – the vast and beautiful Papenkuils wetland.
The first wines under the Family Vintners Chenin Blanc label were bottled in February 2017 and what makes it special is that the wine is dedicated to the Founder of the Cellar, Oupa Pierre van der Merwe who’s face is on the label of the bottle. He is the 3rd generation and grandfather of current owners Schalk and Pierre and laid the foundation for a modern Merwida to pass on to succeeding generations.
For over a 100 years, the Merwida Vineyards have flourished in this ancient flood plain adjacent to the Breede River.
Although the Van der Merwe winemaking tradition dates back to the 1800s the approach to current operations are innovative and dynamic. Wines made from selected vineyard blocks capture the essence of this magical terroir. Our wines are characterised by rich fruit and subtle spice flavours. The red wines are complex yet have rounded tannins that enhance drinkability, this is what makes the wines so special. Visit us for a sensational taste experience