South Africa’s lust for life

With a name that means ‘joyous breeze’, Meerlust represents an enticing entry point to reassess South African wines

28th January, 2018
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Meerlust winery harvest

In the post-apartheid era, with Mandela at the helm, buying South African food, wine and a myriad of other products was widely embraced as a positive and perhaps even politically engaged action.

Everything South African seemed to bask in a glow at that time, including wine - and for a very brief few years, Dublin even boasted two dedicated South African wine shops, Vaughan Johnsons, in Temple Bar and Baggot Street.

That has all faded...

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