• Wine cellar with double volume and screeded floors
  • Thatch roof
  • Plastered walls
  • General building features including wheelchair access
  • Commercial facilities including conference centre and guest house

Additional buildings

  • 1 x Cellar
  • 1 x Main House
  • 1 x Managers House
  • 4 x Residence
  • 52 x Staff Accommodation


Pam Golding Properties is delighted to have the exclusive mandate to market one of the most iconic and historic wine estates, Plaisir de Merle - dating back to the 1600s Plaisir de Merle Wine Estate A Hidden Gem within the South-African winelands. Growing noble cultivars with structure, finesse and complexity Situated at the foot of the towering Simonsberg Mountain's east-facing slopes, between Franschhoek and Paarl, Plaisir de Merle specialises in French-style red blends and MCC. The award-winning wines produced here are inspired by the harmony of a rich heritage, the fertile soil and lush vineyards. One of the largest wine estates in the Cape Winelands, Plaisir de Merle is a leader in bio-diversity (± 300 HA conserved) and is a recognised partner of the WWF. Top Facts: Historic Wine Estate dating back to 1687 Size: ± 961 Hectares Titles: 9 Portions Vineyards: ± 380 Hectares planted to various cultivars - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Chenin Blanc - Chardonnay - Sauvignon Blanc - Shiraz - Merlot - Malbec - Temperanillo - Petit Verdot - Pinot Noir - Other Elevation: 140m to 700m above sea level Cellar capacity: ± 1000 Tonnes Buildings & Infrastructure: Historic Gabled Manor house The ‘H'-design single storied building was constructed in 1764 and has been declared a historical monument. It is currently used as a conference facility and also rented out as a residential guest house with 4 bedrooms (2 en-suite) Lynhuis Constructed in 1831, this building has been classified as a heritage building. The classic lynhuis design means all rooms are connected sequentially Cellar related buildings (± 4 000m2) The old Cellar (now utilised as the effluent plant), the Old Mill (a replica of the mill built by Jacob Marais for his wife, in 1730), The Modern Cellar (commissioned in 1993) Tasting Room Constructed in 1823, it is currently used as the wine-tasting and sales area for Plaisir de Merle. Its main elements include a conference room, tasting area, small kitchen, office space and restrooms. Stables Residence - situated next to the Manor House Other: 60 Cottages & Other residential units 12 Stores, sheds, a Creche, farm offices etc Brand: Exceptional wines, internationally acclaimed and awarded wines - 6 key ranges: Petit Range, Varietal Range, Grand Plaisir, Signature, Charles Marais, MCC (Grand Brut) Price: POA

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