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Plaisir De Merle

One of the Cape's largest wine farms, Plaisir de Merle wines are nurtured from the cultivars that grow on the east-facing slopes of the towering, sun-shading Simonsberg.

It is often said that good wines begin in the vineyard and at Plaisir de Merle; our outstanding wines begin with the soil. Strict adherences to harmonious integration of vineyard practices with modern winemaking techniques have left renowned winemaker, Niel Bester free to naturally influence the process. A jewel of the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek Winelands, Plaisir de Merle Wine Estate was established in 1693 and our legacy continues to unfold through renewal and loyalty to the land.

The morning sunlight dapples the Groot Drakenstein Valley and casts dancing jewels in the water of the moat around our Cellar. Treat yourself to a trip to our Paarl wine estate to taste and buy our wines under the watchful eye of the ancient oaks.

Book an exclusive 'Sip & Cycle' tour with Bike & Saddle - a full-day or multi-day tour of Franschhoek and surroundings, including a visit to this estate. Includes up to 8 wineries, 2 to 3 cellar tours, cycling from farm-to-farm, gourmet snacks and local produce – all at your own pace! If wine is your thing, then this is the tour for you.



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