The Grapevine

A taste of Mellasat #ChardoMay

A taste of Mellasat #ChardoMay

What a harvest! Last year it was the longest and latest in the history of Mellasat. This year was also a long harvest and we pressed the last wine, our Cabernet Sauvignon, on 13 April.
Things to do in the Cape Winelands this Easter weekend

Things to do in the Cape Winelands this Easter weekend

Here are some fun things to do with your family in the Cape Winelands this Easter weekend, from the Helderberg to Paarl.
Mellasat April Newsletter

Mellasat April Newsletter

Our newsletter is a bit late this month but better late than never. The main reason for this is that we were harvesting our Cabernet Sauvignon on the 30th and 31st of March. We have now finished harvesting all the grapes and are now only waiting for the Cabernet to complete fermentation, the pressing and then most of the physical work is done.
Cellar news from Mellasat Vineyards

Cellar news from Mellasat Vineyards

Catch up with the latest news from Mellasat Vineyards in Paarl.
Exciting February for Mellasat

Exciting February for Mellasat

We are getting ready to start our harvest, which appears to be earlier than last year but still later than the average.
Mellasat welcomes 2022 on a positive and delicious note

Mellasat welcomes 2022 on a positive and delicious note

We would like to wish you and your family a happy, prosperous, and, more importantly, a healthy New Year! Times are still tough and no one really knows what the future holds. It is a good time to reflect and realize how important ‘now’ is.
Mellasat December Newsletter

Mellasat December Newsletter

It is hard to believe that another year is almost over – it’s certainly been a challenging year with various ups and downs!
Results of the inaugural Viognier Challenge

Results of the inaugural Viognier Challenge

The inaugural Viognier Challenge was held at Vrede and Lust on Tuesday March 16th 2021. There were 24 entries of single variety wines, with no limitation made on whether they were oaked or not.
5 Romantic Valentine's Picnics in the Winelands

5 Romantic Valentine's Picnics in the Winelands

There are few things as easy-going, yet romantic as a picnic on a wine farm. You have beautiful views and easy access to wine without the stress of choosing food off a menu in a fancy restaurant. Here are 5 romantic picnics to choose from this Valentine's Day
Celebrating Pinotage Day 2019 - The  events, campaigns and promotions

Celebrating Pinotage Day 2019 - The events, campaigns and promotions

Wine lovers all over the globe have embraced the celebration of South Africa’s national wine and this year's Pinotage Day promises to be exciting, entertaining and with a wider international involvement.  
Pinotage and Biltong Festival a sea of purple and white

Pinotage and Biltong Festival a sea of purple and white

Get your purple and white outfits ready, round up some friends and don’t miss out on the this year’s Pinotage and Biltong Festival at Perdeberg Winery between Durbanville and Paarl in mid-April. Dates and Times:  Saturday 13 April and Sunday 14 April from 11h00-17h00.
Paarl Hosts Harvest Celebration: WIN Tickets and Wine

Paarl Hosts Harvest Celebration: WIN Tickets and Wine

The Paarl Harvest Celebration creates a unique opportunity for wine enthusiasts to experience the journey from the vineyards to the bottle.
International Pinotage Day 2018 - Events and promotions

International Pinotage Day 2018 - Events and promotions

A list of some of the events and promotions planned for #PinotageDay
18 Pinotage producers confirmed for Gauteng Pinotage & Biltong Festival

18 Pinotage producers confirmed for Gauteng Pinotage & Biltong Festival

Eighteen of SA’s top Pinotage producers have committed to show their wines at this year’s Pinotage and Biltong Festival at Leriba Hotel in Centurion on 13 and 14 October. One wine from each winery is paired with a biltong flavour, but most of these producers also have additional Pinotage’s which will be offered for tasting and for sale directly from their stands.
Mellasat Vineyards’ White Pinotage 2015 is one of three favourites in France!

Mellasat Vineyards’ White Pinotage 2015 is one of three favourites in France!

Mellasat Vineyards’ White Pinotage 2015 was presented on Friday 7 September 2018 at the Belvedere for the “L’Heure d’Après” event as one of the three favourite wines of the month!
Ten Reasons not to miss the Pinotage & Biltong Festival

Ten Reasons not to miss the Pinotage & Biltong Festival

Perdeberg Cellar between Durbanville and Paarl will be a sea of purple and white on 14 and 15 April, when the 2018 Pinotage and Biltong Festival takes place there. 18 Pinotage producers will be on hand to show off their wines, paired with some wonderful biltong flavours, courtesy of Afrifoods Biltong and Butcher.
Ommiberg Turns Water-Wise

Ommiberg Turns Water-Wise

Organisers of the OmmiBerg Harvest Celebration on Saturday, 3 March, have put plans in place to ensure that the event is water-wise and supports the massive water-saving initiatives of the Western Cape Government, Cape Winelands District Municipality and Drakenstein Municipality.
Celebrate Harvest Time at Ommiberg

Celebrate Harvest Time at Ommiberg

The Paarl OmmiBerg Harvest Celebration takes place on Saturday, 3 March 2018, from 10h00 to 17h00 and marks one of the most important events in the Cape Winelands – the annual harvesting of the grapes. This year’s OmmiBerg pays homage to all things harvest and visitors can expect a fun-filled day of activities to suit the whole family.
First Gauteng Pinotage & Biltong Festival sets the bar!

First Gauteng Pinotage & Biltong Festival sets the bar!

International Pinotage Day was celebrated with enthusiasm this past weekend in the shady gardens of the Leriba Hotel in Centurion, when around 1000 fans descended on the 18 wineries presenting their Pinotage’s, paired with interesting biltong flavours by Billa ‘B & Co Biltong Deli, a new local biltong outlet.
Celebrating International Pinotage Day 2017 – Events and promotions

Celebrating International Pinotage Day 2017 – Events and promotions

Wine lovers all over the world have embraced the celebration of South Africa’s national wine and this year's Pinotage Day promises to be exceptional, entertaining and with a more International presence.

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