Muratie
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Tucked into the exquisite Knorhoek Valley north of Stellenbosch,Muratie Wine Estate,under the stewardship of Rijk Melck and his family,has been at the heart of a lot of passionate debate.This is centred largely around the desire to protect a century's old wine experience that is a magnet for wine lovers around the world.The farm dates back to 1685 when it was granted by Governor Simon van der Stel who was Governor of the Cape of Good Hope at the time. This makes Muratie one of the oldest estates in South Africa and along with that age comes many characters and truly fascinating stories. The Melck family has revived this rich heritage in an updated yet classical evolution of the brand, naming its range after many of these colourful characters. For example, the MCC bubbly is known as Lady Alice. She is joined by Ansela van de Caab (blended red), George Paul Canitz (Pinot Noir), Ronnie Melck (Shiraz), Alberta Annemarie (Merlot), Laurens Campher (blended white) and Isabella (Chardonnay).
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4.5 of 5 bubbles139 reviews
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CJD_D
East London, South Africa94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
We visited as 2 families to show the teens the old farm buildings and for the adults to taste wines. Our server was a story teller of note, who knew his history and wine. He was able to weave it all together over a few hours in between delicious food and numerous wine tastings. The teens spent the afternoon exploring and had a great time. All in all a good day!!
Written February 5, 2023
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Thanks for your kind review CJD_D I am very glad you enjoyed your wine tasting and lunch. Our history and stories make a compelling tale which we try to share with all our visitors. Visit Muratie again soon
Written February 9, 2023
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furslands
London, UK372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Everything about our tasting and lunch was perfect. The relaxed vibe (compared with the uptight self-importance of some vineyards) was delightful. Reuben and Portia were absolute stars — delightful hosts, highly efficient, well-informed and very personable. The wines represented the best and most interesting selection we’ve enjoyed on any vineyard visit anywhere. Lunch was super, and just right for early afternoon on a hot day. And the view is gorgeous. Thank you!
Written February 3, 2023
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Thank you for your visit to Muratie Furslands. I am very glad you enjoyed your wine tasting and lunch and i have passed on your compliments to Reuben and Portia. Visit us again when you return to Stellenbosch
Written February 9, 2023
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ashleyradley
Cape Town, South Africa84 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
As a local and South African with family visiting from UK we thought Muratie would be a good showcase of old wine farms. We booked 2 weeks in advance for the tasting to be done in the small 'naughty' room outside. On arrival we were told this was not possible as there was a wedding and they needed to use it. Shocking!!!!!! this farm is an embarrassment to South Africa and bad to show visitors how unorganised they were. Will not venture to this farm ever again, not matter what. Totally disgusted with their service.
Written March 18, 2024
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Immerenga
Stuttgart, Germany915 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had the premium wine tasting (95 rand!) here yesterday. We got served by the owners daughter. She was just so lovely, friendly and welcoming, our little group felt right at home. The wines are sooooo delicious, their stories so heart warming. Just go and visit. Take a cab and enjoy the wine!
Written March 21, 2020
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Thank you for your kind review Immerenga. I am so glad you enjoyed your tasting with Catherine. At Muratie the whole team takes pride in our guests enjoyment of our delicious wines, incredible history and stunning surroundings. We hope to welcome you back to Muratie very soon
Written March 24, 2020
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Marc Derveeuw
Ostend, Belgium401 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Highly recommended if you want to visit an authentic wine estate. A unique manor house with the original farmhouse from 1685, even the original mistress hideaway. The well documented heritage story and the philosophy behind their approach makes it different than all of the commercial wine tasting experiences we had before in Stellenbosch. Above all, Muratie has excellent wines and we already contacted their agent in Belgium for an order when we return. @LawrenceWhite what we missed is a bit of a tour of the winemaking process, even a short one. It could be a disappointing experience for the first time wine tasting tourist not to see at least a part of the production process or cellars like in other wine estates. The staff presenting the wines need a bit more training and guidance. It was sometimes difficult to understand the story and the narrative from your colleague who was presenting us the wines, she admitted she was new. What was making us feel uncomfortable was that she kept me asking for a tip from the bill when I bought the 17 bottles of wine. I'm not familiar with tipping if we buy something from a shop. I finally gave her 100 ZAR tip from my credit card, she cancelled it and asked for cash so I had to refuse this. If not it remains a pleasant experience, but there is probably more potential in the place.
Written February 6, 2023
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Thank you for your kind review Marcd. I am very glad you enjoyed our delicious wines and historical estate. Thank you for your feed back I am currently planning to implement a cellar tour into our offering to add some more education value to our offering. I apologize profusely for my staff member soliciting tips. This has always been absolutely unacceptable for me and I have reprimanded the staff member in question. Thanks again for your visit and please pop in when you are next in the Cape.
Written February 9, 2023
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DMM
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
I love Murati the place.and wines, when I visit annually from the UK we always visit. However on this occasion I was disgusted by the treatment of staff by the so called "destination manager" berating staff in front of customers fo allegedly giving a couple too much wine in a glass. His exact words to the staff member "do you owe them money?" Quizacle look from customers and the staff member and again from the booming self important obnoxious destination manager "then why are you pouring that much into their glasses?"

The staff just looked so unhappy but
appeared used to his abuse, I am only sorry I did not intervene at the time but feel so strongly about it that this needs to be addressed it was a disgrace and leaves me wondering how this man treats staff when customers are not present.
Written January 16, 2023
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Thank you very much for your feedback Meld1968ben. I am very sorry that I upset you with the way I spoke to you wine advisor. I did not mean offence to yourself or to the staff member. I can assure you I treat my staff in the tasting room with the utmost respect and i love the job they do for me and the farm. I will tone down my humor in future. Please visit us again in the future and allow me to make it up to you or email me on wine@muratie.co.za so I can show you the true service standards we have at Muratie. Your sincerely Lawrence White
Written January 20, 2023
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jhan
Durban, South Africa15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
As a group of friends we were blown away by this incredible Wine Estate..authentic and personal . The history and beauty is unique! What excellent service with such an amazing team and wines which were just the best ..champagne was outstanding too. Rijk, Desmond and Ruben you blew us away with everything . This place we would highly recommend for locals and tourists to visit. We will be back for sure. The cheese and charcuterie platter was truly the best we have had anywhere. Five stars 🌟🤩
Written November 13, 2022
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Thanks for your kind review and the 5 star rating Seaside. I am glad you enjoyed the team, Rijk Desmond and Reuben know their stuff. Be sure to visit us again soon
Written January 13, 2023
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rbernacki
Myrtle Beach, SC36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Had a lovely wine tasting at Muratie. It was a quaint old and charming winery with a wonderful variety of both red and white wines. Reuben was our tasting host and he was very knowledgeable and friendly. The only wine I did not care for was the sweet Ben Prins. My wife and I both loved the sparkling Pinot Noir- Lady Alice. My wife's favorite white was the Isabella Chardonnay and my favorite was the Ronnie Milk Shiraz...but I liked all the wines!
Written September 1, 2022
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Thanks so much for your visit and review Rbernacki. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us. Be sure to visit again soon
Written January 13, 2023
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Micayla H
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We went to do the chocolate and wine tasting. It was a fantastic experience and a very detailed and delicious pairing with dessert wines. We also asked to taste the wooded Chardonnay as this is our favourite wine. We bought a bottle, and we weren't charged for the tasting. It is also an incredibly beautiful venue and you can take pretty photos there. It is a must if you're making your way to Stellenbosch.
Written January 29, 2022
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Thanks so much for your kind review micaylahoare97. I am glad you enjoyed the chocolate and wine pairing experience and very pleased you left with a bottle of our delicious Chardonnay
Written January 13, 2023
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mrssunshine_9
Western Ireland, Ireland20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
This was our favourite stop on a recent wine tour in the Stellenbosch area. I wish I had noted the name of the young man who did the wine tasting with us here as he was excellent, so friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Such an interesting place with a great history and lovely wines too.
Written January 21, 2020
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Thank you very much for your visit and kind review MrsSunshine. At Muratie we are as proud of our rich history as we are of our delicious wines and it makes me very proud that my team was able to convey that passion to you with your tasting. Be sure to visit Muratie again the next time you are in Stellenbosch
Written January 22, 2020
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