Wine Tasting @ Plaisir de Merle

The history of Plaisir de Merle is a story of exceptional people who helped create a proud viticultural heritage that lives on today. The farm dates back to 1693 when the French Huguenot, Charles Marais and his family were granted land by Governor Simon van der Stel. They named the farm Le Plessis Marly after the small village from which they had come in France.

Ever-changing in hue, Plaisir de Merle's constant lies in producing pedigreed excellence. The sculpted frieze crowning the grand Cellar entrance tells a story of the exceptional people who have created a viticultural heritage here over four centuries. This legacy continues to unfold through renewal and loyalty to the land. Visit our wine estate the next time wanderlust strikes. Explore the Paarl and Franschhoek wine route to get a real feel for what Plaisir de Merle stands for and to taste any of our wines.