Muratie: Wines With History
The area surrounding Cape Town is famous for its wines. The Muratie Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, just about 50 kilometers from Cape Town, is one of the oldest estates in the Cape area and looks back at over 300 years of history. The history and winemaking tradition are kept alive at Muratie. But tradition in winemaking meets forward-thinking in social and environmental matters at the estate. In our video, winemaker Rijk Melck talks about the history of the estate and giving back to nature and society.
What brought Leanne of Metrohm South Africa and me to Muratie Wine Estate was an old Metrohm pH meter that is on display here. And the wine and chocolate pairing they offer. The latter alone makes a visit at Muratie worthwhile!
But when we talked to Rijk Melck, winemaker and owner of the estate, we learned that there was so much more to know about the Muratie Estate than «just» the wines. Listen to Rijk Melck talk about the winemaking, environmental, and social philosophy and how it impacts the local community.