Muratie Estate launches new vintages of its iconic wines and The Farm Kitchens summer menu

Monday, 25 November, 2013
Muratie Wine Estate
Honouring its rich heritage and the legendary characters from its colourful past

Muratie Estate has released new vintages from its range of Iconic Wines and a delicious summer menu at the Farm Kitchen: paying tribute to the estate’s rich heritage with the Iconic Wines and summer dishes honouring the extraordinary characters from the farm’s colourful past.


“Each of our wines has its own personality; with its own enchanting story described on the back label reflecting a tangible sense of time suspended. And there are a myriad stories reaching as far back as the 17th century, making Muratie one of the oldest wineries in the Cape Winelands”, says co-owner Rijk Melck.

Four New Vintage Releases

Isabella Chardonnay 2012

Named after the beautiful Isabella Melck, this Burgundian style Chardonnay displays elegant notes of citrus and a lingering mineral finish. With perfectly integrated wood and a juicy fruit centre, this wine appeals to both wooded and unwooded chardonnay drinkers.

The Muratie Isabella Chardonnay 2012 retails nationally for approximately R95.

Muratie Ronnie Melck Shiraz 2010

This wine, previously called Muratie Shiraz, was renamed to honour family patriarch and legendary winemaker, Ronnie Melck, who loved Shiraz. An intensely red wine with a violet edge, it offers rich floral and berry notes with hints of green peppercorns and gamey nuances, supported by a sweet spiciness with a vanilla, crème brûlée aftertaste.

The Muratie Ronnie Melck Shiraz 2010 retails nationally for approximately R120.

Muratie George Paul Canitz Pinot Noir 2011

This wine honours the former owner of Muratie who had two great passions in life: painting and pinot noir. Painting into his 70’s he earned fame both locally and internationally. But as the first ever pinot noir grower in the country, it was his palate for pinot which earned him the greatest renown.

With hints of strawberries, fresh cherries and French Oak and a delicate long finish, the George Paul Canitz Pinot Noir salutes the artist ... and his palate for pinot.

The Muratie George Paul Canitz Pinot Noir 2011 retails nationally for approximately R165.

Muratie Alberta Annemarie Merlot 2010

Previously called Muratie Merlot, this wine pays tribute to Alberta Annemarie, daughter of GP Canitz: a remarkable woman who, upon her father’s death, became one of the first female wine farm owners in the country, and who, like fine wine, only improved with age.

This wine displays a dense purple colour with cherry, cranberry and a hint of chocolate on the nose followed by blackcurrants and dark chocolate on the palate. It is a full bodied wine, yet subtle, with well integrated oak giving it a lasting finish.

The Muratie Alberta Annemarie Merlot 2010 retails nationally for approximately R95.

Other Wines in Muratie’s Iconic Range

Muratie Laurens Campher 2012 - The wine is a blend of chenin blanc, verdelho, viognier and sauvignon blanc

and retails nationally for approximately R95.

Muratie Ansela van de Caab 2009 - This cabernet sauvignon-led Bordeaux-style blend retails nationally for approximately R175.

Muratie Martin Melck Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 retails for approximately R95.

Muratie Lady Alice Méthode Cap Classique 2010 – a classic blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay retails nationally for approximately R120.

Muratie Ben Prins Cape Vintage 2009 - retails nationally for approximately R170.


Following suit, Muratie’s Farm Kitchen’s menu also honours the estate’s fascinating history and some of these legendary personalities from the past. Rijk’s wife Kim, and Tanja Pohl, an ICA (Institute of Culinary Arts) graduate with local and international culinary experience, who has worked at some of SA’s leading restaurants including The Roundhouse and Le Quartier Français, oversee the preparation of this honest farm lunch, using fresh ingredients from Muratie’s organic vegetable garden and specialty foods from highly esteemed local suppliers like Dalewood Fromage and Wild Peacock Food Emporium.


The new breakfast offerings at the Farm Kitchen are proving very popular, especially the ‘Champagne Breakfasts’ served with Muratie’s Lady Alice MCC.

Summer lunch menu

The summer menu includes a selection of dishes named after some of the legendary personalities from the estate’s fascinating history.

Salad Isabella

George Paul Canitz Bobotie Samoosas

Lady Alice’s Quiche

Laurens Campher Beef Burger

Ben Prins Brawn

Ansela van de Caab Cheese Platter

In addition a blackboard menu features the Chef’s Specials of the Day.


At Muratie, the passion for preserving the estate’s rich heritage and the intriguing human stories woven into the very fabric of its centuries old history, are captured in every nook and cranny of this family farm, where the unique old-world ambience is almost tangible.

The many and varied attractions at Muratie include:

= Wine tasting daily between 10am and 5pm in Muratie’s rickety cob-webbed old-world tasting room;

= The Melck family’s home-made preserves and treats for sale at the tasting roomThe Farm Kitchen restaurant;

= Winery and history tours by appointment;

= GP Canitz Art Gallery;

= Self-catering accommodation in GP Canitz’s original art studio;

= Functions hosted in the old cellar;

= Private tastings in the Kneipzimmer, GP Canitz’s drinking den;

= Regular music concerts and art exhibitions.

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