Imagine 700 hectares planted in fertile soils that sit on a bed of river stone four metres deep. With vast quantities of silt deposited on top of the stone over the years, the well drained soil has proved conducive to robust, thriving vines. For over a hundred years, the Merwida vineyards have flourished in this ancient flood plain adjacent to the Breede River.
This terroir is well suited to the production of well structured wines that take advantage of the temperate climate – characterized by cold winters and warm summers. Furthermore, light summer breezes ensure that the vineyards are gently ventilated – complementing the slow and balanced ripening process.