Merwida’s vineyards sit on a bed of river stone, up to four meters deep, which combined with the rich, fertile silt deposits of these ancient flood plains, have proved conducive to robust, thriving vines.
The bottle wines are made from selected vineyard blocks that are handpicked and capture the essence of the terroir and the nurturing process.
The terroir is well suited to the production of superbly structured wines that take advantage of the temperate climate – characterised by cold winters and warm summers. The Western Cape is surrounded by two oceans that generates fog, mist and winds. During summer, the Southeaster wind is channelled through the Du Toitskloof mountains into the Breedekloof Valley, that cools the vineyards in the late afternoon and reduces disease pressure. During the winter the surrounding high mountains are covered in snow. The snow causes the temperatures in the Breedekloof to be lower than many other regions during spring. Resulting in a later bud break and thus the harvest starts later than other areas. Slow ripening allows for maximum flavours to develop and delivers crispness and aromas synonymous with Merwida Wines.