Plaisir de Merle
The Plaisir de Merle Wine Estate in Simondium, Paarl has earned international acclaim for its red and white wines. Our Winemaker, Niel Bester has the benefit of working with Paul Pontallier of Chateau Margaux fame in producing classically styled, yet accessible wines. Grapes for the Grand Plaisir, our signature wine, are sourced from our vineyards in the Paarl Winelands. The vines, ranging in age from seven to fifteen years old are situated between 130m and 300m above sea-level on the south-eastern slopes of the Simonsberg. Blended from Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Petit Verdot (18%), Malbec (6%), Cabernet Franc (15%), Shiraz (15%) and Merlot (6%), the Grand Plaisir is a unique and complex wine that will develop over time.