The farm and winery is named after the De Meye River in Holland. This is where the first Myburgh who came to South Africa in 1665, used to live. Our label reflects the river and the native birds so important to our ecology.
The farm is situated in Stellenbosch, sub region known as Greater Simonsberg, South Africa's most prestigious wine making area. We are on the northern side of the town Stellenbosch , which makes up the Simonsberg/ Muldersvlei ward. Our neighbouring wineries are Kanonkop, Uitkyk, Warwick, Laibach and Lievland.
The owner is Jan Myburgh, who is the fifth generation to farm in this area. He started farming with vines over 30 years ago. Grapes were sold to Nederburg and Stellenbosch Farmers' Winery. In 1997, it was decided to renovate some of the old farm buildings and make our own wines.
Our winemaker, Marcus Milner and Philip Myburgh, manage the winery. Marcus spent 10 years at a neighbouring estate, Warwick and in 1999, he joined us at DE MEYE.
The total size of the farm is 150 hectares, of which 60 hectares are planted to vineyards and 20 under fruit trees. In total we could have 100 hectares planted to vines. The grape varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinotage and Chardonnay. Chenin and Sauvignon Blanc are also grown on De Meye, but these grapes are sold off to different neighbouring wineries. We are Global Gap Certified.
Pears and guava and gummy bears JUMP out of the glass in this wonderfully round yet crisp sipper. It has viscosity and verve.
Great with appetizers, cheese - or white fish with a mango/caper salsa for dinner.
A shiraz rosé that is both sumptuous and delicate. With notes of strawberries everywhere, there is a pleasing core of spice and crisp acidity to balance the fruit flavors. This is a dry rosé that has a viscous texture which can fool the palate into guessing it's off-dry ... but with only 3 g/l residual sugar, this is definitely a dry, wonderful wine.
Don't be fooled into thinking that pink is sweet or that rosé is only for summer. De Meye Shiraz Rosé has the weight to hold up to a winter feast of turkey or duck.
Perfect with salads, fish, spicy foods and BBQs. Great with poultry.
Little River Cabernet Sauvignon Fresh, youthful aromas of black cherry, raspberry and black pepper with hints of coffee. A dry, full-bodied wine with flavors of coffee, berry fruits, sweet spices (cinnamon, nutmeg) and a juicy yet savory finish. Made in style to drink now.