Wine Tasting @ Plaisir de Merle

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
September - April
Mon to Sunday: 10h00 - 18h00
(Last tasting: 17h30)

May - August
Mon to Sunday: 10h00 - 17h00
(Last tasting: 16h30)

Closed: Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & Day and Good Friday

Offering intense colour, ripe fruit flavours and soft tannins, you will find these personable yet stylish, earthy yet refined qualities across our wine range.

Ever-changing in hue, Plaisir de Merle's constant lies in producing pedigreed excellence. The sculpted frieze crowning the grand Cellar entrance tells a story of the exceptional people who have created a viticultural heritage here over four centuries. This legacy continues to unfold through renewal and loyalty to the land. Visit our wine estate the next time wanderlust strikes. Explore the Paarl and Franschhoek wine route to get a real feel for what Plaisir de Merle stands for and to taste any of our wines.

Tastings are conducted in the Tasting Centre, once an old barn which was built in 1823. The relaxed lounge atmosphere allows you to sample fine wines while ensconced in comfy couches and fine surroundings. This approach to wine tasting is designed to expand the whole experience and allow you to absorb not only the pleasures of the wine, but also to provide a glimpse of a past gracious era.

Tasting Room Offerings
* Plaisir de Merle Range Tasting: R60 per person
* Limited Range Tasting: R150 per person
* Fudge or Flavour Sensation tasting, each R90 per person
* Cheese Platter - cheese only: R140 per person
* Cheese Platter meat and cheese: R180 per person

Cellar Tour: Prior arrangement -  booking essential @ R120 per person

Cellar tours should be booked in advance by telephoning +27.218741071 or emailing (maximum number per group: 15).