About us

Our small but quality range of wines are an expression of harmony of the local natural beauty and are aimed primarily at the discerning domestic and export markets. Whether it’s the premium Mellasat or the easy styled Dekker’s Valley our two boutique ranges provide something for everyone from wine connoisseurs to the casual, everyday wine drinker.

Wines
Our small but quality range of wines are an expression of harmony of the local natural beauty and are aimed primarily at the discerning domestic and export markets. Whether it’s the premium Mellasat or the easy styled Dekker’s Valley our two boutique ranges provide something for everyone from wine connoisseurs to the casual, everyday wine drinker.

The Vineyards
From 1997 Stephen Richardson started replacing some of the farm’s existing Chenin Blanc vines with the noble cultivars Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Chardonnay, as well as South Africa’s own Pinotage grape variety. Under the expert supervision of local viticulturalist, Poena Malherbe, particular attention was taken to selecting the root stock that would suit the warmer climate and granitic soils of the Paarl region. The farm also grows Tempranillo and Viognier that more recently came into production. The management of the vineyards, currently eight hectares, is geared to reflecting this unique "terroir". Both our vineyard and winery are registered under theIntegrated Production of Wine (IPW) and Wine of Origin schemes which assure both good practise and tracebility.

Our Team
A successful vineyards depends on the people running it and we feel that local knowledge is best. Our small team of viticulturalists, winemakers, and tasting room personnel ensure that our wines are the best quality we can achieve, and that your visit to Mellasat Vineyards is a memorable experience. Mellasat Vineyards is a BBBEE (Level 4) participant.

Mellasat Vineyards
+27.218624525