Spring at Mellasat

Spring at Mellasat
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Spring is in the air! The fruit trees are in blossom, the roses are budding, the birds are singing early in the morning, and my pair of swallows are back at Mellasat.

We haven’t had enough rain this season; however, it appears as if winter will still re-appear now and again.

For the first time in years, we had an early and devastating South-Easter that uprooted trees here at Mellasat Vineyards. It took our staff days to clear up the debris after the storm. I can’t remember last when the pass road and the N1 toll roads were closed simultaneously. The wind was so strong, our new farm puppy, Pino, went flying!

The vineyard team is busy in and around the farm; pruning the vineyards, harvesting guavas, ploughing and spraying against weeds. It is a busy time of the year and whatever work is done now, will be tasted in your wine glass in 2024!

During August we bottled our new Revelation and the 2019 Chardonnay, see below for the new release Revelation special. This red blend, consist of all 4 red varieties that we grow on the farm – Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinotage, and Tempranillo!

September is Heritage month and, to most, Heritage Day is a day to bring out the braai and spend a wonderful day with family and friends. Heritage Day is on Saturday 24th September, if you are in the area pop in for a wine tasting and enjoy our popular Cheese and Charcuterie Platter.

Recipe of the month: Zucchini burgers

This month’s recipe for zucchini burgers is influenced by our South African heritage.


  • 500g minced steak
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 3 small (185g) zucchini, grated
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated green ginger
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced, extra
  • Lettuce


Combine minced steak, onion, zucchini, soy sauce, ginger and egg yolk. Shape into 6 patties. Barbecue on lightly oiled plate until done. Serve on toasted, buttered buns with tomato, extra onion and lettuce.

Makes 6 burgers.

Happy Heritage Day!

Spring time wine special

With Spring in the air why not spoil yourself with a mixed case of Mellasat wine? This selection will pair well with any braai or spring dish of your liking:

Spring mixed case

  • 2 x Dekker’s Valley Seraphic 2021
  • 2 x Mellasat Shiraz 2018
  • 2 x Mellasat White Pinotage 2019

Normal price: R740.00
m/c R599.00 w/c R620.00 normal R720.00

Seraphic 2021 spring special

By 12 get one free – normal R1080 – R990.00 w/c 842.00 m/c R810.00

New Release Revelation NV spring special

By 12 get one free – normal R1210 – R1200.00 w/c R1015.00 M/C 1015.00


With the temperatures slowly rising, more and more events are popping up. Mellasat has a busy schedule so why not join us at one or more of these events!

  • 24 September - The Pinotage Wine Celebration – meet our winemaker at Laborie, Paarl from 11:00
  • 1 October - Kei Mouth Beer Festival, Kei Mouth, Eastern Cape, from 12:00
  • 7 October - Graze by the River, Port Alfred
  • 15 October - Pinotage Festival, Paul Roos High School, Stellenbosch – come taste our new White Pinotage MCC, White Pinotage 2019 and our Revelation red blend!!! 10:00 – 16:00

Enjoy spring! Get out of hibernation and visit Mellasat this month.

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