Meinert Wines

After graduating in Viticulture and Oenology from the University of Stellenbosch as one of the top students in 1984, Martin became well known as the leading light behind the now world famous wine of Vergelegen. Since 1997 he has concentrated all his energies and winemaking skills on his family’s Devon Crest Vineyard in Stellenbosch’s Devon Valley, and winemaking for his friend Ken Forrester.

The approach is very terroir based, with just four wines being made.  Devon Crest is a rich and elegant blend of Cabernet and Merlot from four different vineyard sites; Synchronicity, the flagship wine, is a low yielding vineyard selection from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinotage, which earns the greatest accolade. Single varietal Merlot and Pinotage complete the set.

And now Martin has made a white wine - La Barry Sauvignon Blanc - explained in his own words on the label:
"When a specialist red wine prdocuer marries a white wine drinker, something's got to give.  And that, of course, was me.  So this is a tribute to Leigh Anne Barry, also know as La Barry to friends.  Like all our wines, it has been made with much care, thought and individuality.  And just a touch of additional anxiety!"

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  1. Meinert Pinotage 'Printers Ink', Devon Valley, Stellenbosch

    The best Pinotage we have ever tasted - including examples that cost considerably more than this. Learn More

  2. Meinert Sauvignon Blanc 'La Barry', Elgin

    Fabulous quality - this has the refinement of a good Sancerre, with a little more richness and complexity on the palate. Learn More

  3. Meinert Synchronicity, Devon Valley, Stellenbosch

    Fabulously rich, complex and chocolatey, this is the deepest and most powerful of Martin Meinert's wines. Learn More

  4. Meinert Cabernet Sauvignon, Devon Valley

    Bravo to Martin Meinert! When the GWW team tasted this, we all absolutely loved this classically-styled, velvety, finely judged Cabernet. Learn More

  5. Meinert Merlot, Devon Valley, Stellenbosch

    Perfumed plum and appetising scents of roasted red peppers. Soft to begin with, then impressive intensity, body and structure. Wow! Learn More

  6. Meinert Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 'La Barry', Devon Valley

    A soft, supple wine could easily be from Bordeaux, it has a lovely combination of gentleness of texture with classic dryness, beautiful purity and precision of flavour. Learn More