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Meinert History

Devon Crest Farm was purchased in 1987 by Martin Meinert. At that stage it was an 11,5ha estate in Devon Valley. The property was known at the time only as Remainder of Farm 78, District of Stellenbosch and had been planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage in 1975.

Because most of the vines were debilitated by leaf-roll virus the plan to replant was initiated in 1989, a process finally completed in 2008. In 1997 the family purchased an adjoining parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot which had been planted in 1989. The entire farm now covers a total of 16ha.

The Meinert Eagle

Our logo of an eagle with a writing quill in one claw and tastevin in the other is entirely fictitious. This logo and other symbols as well as labels and even wine names have been creatively borrowed from the Meinert family’s short but rich printing history in Namibia. The family had used the German Master Guild of Printers’ eagle as a symbol for the sports teams of their printing company.

Circling birds of prey are also a feature of the Devon Crest vineyard and we set about simplifying and adapting the rather fierce martial style eagle to suit our vinous ends.

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The Story of Meinert Wines

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