Plaisir de Merle is located at the foot of the Simonsberg Mountain’s east-facing slopes.
Plaisir de Merle is one of the largest wine farms in the Western Cape at 974 hectares with some 400 hectares under vine.
The estate is rife with symbolic elements that tell the story of craft, hardship, family and endurance. At the cellar’s entrance the frieze (or blazon) created by artist Jan Corewijn in 1993, pays tribute to early pioneers by visually portraying their life and passion.
Jacob Marais, grandson of Charles Marais, built the manor house in 1764, where it remains today as one of the earliest and finest examples of Cape Dutch architecture.