Plaisir de Merle Wine Estate Drakenstein South Africa – Africa Travel Channel

In the glorious Drakenstein area of Paarl in the Western Cape, you will find the historic wine estate of Plaisir de Merle a rare treasure steeped in history. The picturesque Cape Dutch manor house, built in 1764, with its gables and thatched roof, has been restored to its former splendour and is now one of the cultural treasures of the Cape winelands. The interior features an elegant and eclectic rendition of old and new. Ideal for both business and pleasure, the manor house, available exclusively in its entirety, is fast becoming a most sought after wedding venue. It can accommodate up to eight guests in its four bedrooms which are beautifully appointed, the style is classically refined, allowing you to breathe in the elegance of yesteryear whilst experiencing superior quality and service. The tasting centre once an old barn built in 1823, has a relaxed lounge atmosphere where visitors can sample and buy our outstanding award winning wines at their leisure ensconced in fine surroundings. Plaisir de Merle.... Step back in time.