Tucked into the exquisite Knorhoek Valley north of Stellenbosch, Muratie Wine Estate, under the stewardship of Rijk Melck and his family, has been at the heart of a lot of passionate debate. This debate is centred largely around the desire to protect a century’s old wine experience that is a magnet for wine lovers around the world.
The farm itself dates back to 1685 when it was granted by Governor Simon van der Stel who was Governor of the Cape of Good Hope at the time. This makes Muratie one of the oldest estates in South Africa and along with that age comes many characters and truly fascinating stories. The Melck family has revived this rich heritage in an updated yet classical evolution of the brand, naming its range after many of these colourful characters.
Come experience a unique wine tasting, sitting inside old fermentation tanks in the cellar with their tartaric encrusted walls. You will be guided by the tasting room team through all our wines, the characters they were named after and, no doubt, an old story or two that might be embellished.
Historically, Muratie has been known for being the first producer of Pinot Noir as well as fine ports. Along with the development of other varietals, Muratie has elevated itself into a new appreciation amongst truly discerning wine lovers.
Muratie is a unique destination for the lovers of the outdoors, fine art and culinary indulgence. With its old-world charm, home-style cooking and heritage around every corner, one is sure to feel at home here. Lounge under our centuries old oak tree, wander the gardens or sneak a peek into our charming wine cellar. And come inspect the cobwebs that decorate the original wine tasting room.