De Meye is a family-owned, boutique winery situated in Stellenbosch sub-region known as Greater Simonsberg, one of South Africa's most prestigious wine regions, with neighbours such as Simonsig, Kanonkop, Warwick and Hoopenburg.
The owners Jan and Philip Myburgh are the fifth and sixth generation to farm in this area.
The farm and winery is named after the De Meye river in Holland, birthplace of the first Myburgh, who came to South Africa in 1665.
De Meye is 100ha in size of which 50ha is planted to vineyard. The vines grown on the farm have been carefully selected to suit our unique terroir. They are:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet Franc
- Chenin blanc
All our wines are produced from grapes grown on De Meye farm. Approximately 220 tons are utilised for De Meye with the rest sold to various co-operatives and wineries. Our wines speak of modern vineyard management, of care taken from the vineyard to the cellar, respect for our environment and attention to detail. All grapes are handpicked and -sorted to ensure top quality wines by using superior and healthy grapes.
The climate of our region is classified as Mediterranean with a precipitation figure on average of 650mm per annum. The vineyards are situated on the western part of the Muldersvlei region, north of Stellenbosch, facing southeast with a cool westerly wind during the ripening period. The rich, fertile soil contributes to ideal conditions for healthy and premium quality grapes.
The total production of bottled stock at De Meye amounts to approximately 18 000 cases, of which 80% is red wine and 20% white wine and rosé. We have two ranges available - De Meye, our premium label and Little River, our value-for-money label.
We, at De Meye, believe that our people form an integral part of the success of our wines. The following people are employed full time by De Meye Wines:
Managing Director - Philip Myburgh
Winemaker - Marcus Milner
Assistant Winemaker - Aby Bodlani
Marketing Manager - Thildée de Jager
Farm Foreman - Martin Small
Financial Manager - Pieter le Roux
The following services and products are offered at De Meye:
We are open for tastings and sales: Monday – Thursday: By Appointment Only. Friday: 12h00 – 17h00; Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 11h00 – 16h00. Closed: 25 & 26 December, Good Friday and 1 January.
When finding yourself in our area, we would like to recommend a few of our favourite spots to eat and point out accommodation in the vicinity. To find out more about each recommendation, please click on the outlet.
Herewith, a selection of international recommendations for accommodation and eat-outs.
KaiserbadMühle in Westhofen is located in the Wine-Art-Land in Rheinhessen, the biggest wine region in Germany. With its Cape Dutch styled architecture KaiserbadMühle is a place where you can stay in a wonderful apartment and spoil your senses with art and excellent South African wine.
Connoisseurs of De Meye wines will re-awaken memories of their visit to De Meye wine estate.