Events: September 2015

Cape Wine 2015

Cape Wine 2015 is taking place from the 15th – 17th September 2015 at the CTICC. This trade show is the flagship business showcase of the South African wine industry and is presented only every three years by Wines of South Africa (WOSA).

With more than 300 wineries represented showing approximately 5000 wines from entry level to limited bottlings, this is a trade show not to be missed.

Mellasat will also be there.  We will have our Dekker’s Valley Range, Mellasat Range and our Premium Exclusive Collection available for tasting. Come and meet the Mellasat team and have a chat with our winemaker, Stephen Richardson about our terroir driven wines.

See you at our stand, V162. Should you wish to make an appointment before hand please contact us on (021) 862 4525 or 082 708 4046, or email:

Cape Wine 2015

Bronze for our 2012 Barrel Reserve Chardonnay at the Paarl Wine Challenge

Our Mellasat Barrel Reserve Chardonnay 2012 received a bronze medal at the 2015 Paarl Wine Challenge. The awards evening was held at Windmeul Cellar on Wednesday 28th August 2015.

This year the categories were Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The entries were limited to grapes produced and vinified in Paarl. The panel of judges included Johan Jordaan from Spier Wines, Samarie Smith, Georgio Meletiou, Mark Norrish, Izele van Blerk and Nine-Mari Bruwer.

 “It is inspiring to see a broad spectrum of producers in the line-up and following the positive feedback from the tasting panel, we know that Paarl can hold its own as one of the top wine producing regions in the world,” said Stephen Richardson, in his capacity as chairman of the Paarl Wine Route.

The panel’s comments were very positive and they favoured the Chardonnays mentioning the distinct styles in the line-up.

Our 2012 Chardonnay is barrel fermented in a combination of  300 litre French oak - 15% first fill and 85% older barrels and matured for eleven months. We did batonnage, by rolling the barrels once a week for 6 months. This contributed to a creamy, nutty elegance on the palate with citrus zest and brioche.

Congratulations to Boland Cellar for taking gold for their 2014 Sur Lie Barrel matured Chardonnay!



Bronze for our 2012 Barrel Reserve Chardonnay at the Paarl Wine Challenge