#MakeMerlotMatter on National Merlot Day:
Where Flavour and Festivity Unite on 8 September 2023.
Share your Merlot pics, tag @hallomerlot and include the hashtags #HalloMerlot #MakeMerlotMatter #NationalMerlotDay in your social media posts before or on 8 September 2023.
Merlot is often seen as a perfect blending partner that brings a velvety softness to the final wine.
However, numerous examples exist worldwide of full-bodied wines with good colour, balanced tannins and the ability to age well.
With careful grape and wine production techniques it is known that Merlot has its place amongst the great wines of the world.
How to go about achieving these outcomes is the primary focus of this website and we aim to achieve this through the sharing of ideas and concepts that have proven to be successful in the field.
We really love Merlot and the prospects it brings to South Africa.
We aim to promote and improve of wine made from the Merlot grape variety and provide a platform for acquiring existing and new knowledge and sharing it with members and producers through workshops and online dialogues.
Our hope is that through better knowledge and information sharing we can facilitate the improvement of both the image and quality of South African Merlot and Merlot-based blends.
The Merlot Forum also focuses on Merlot marketing, awareness and identifying valuable research that can contribute to making Merlot matter to more South Africans.
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RAINBOW’S END TAKES 1ST PLACE IN 2023 TARANSAUD MERLOT TOP 10
21 June 2023
Stellenbosch winery Rainbow’s End took pride of place in this year’s Hallo Merlot Top 10 Competition as the highest scoring wine in the second running of this event aiming to annually discover South Africa’s ten best Merlot wines.
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BECOME A MEMBER?
An annual fee of R600 per entity (not individual) is required. This amount is charged every financial year, starting in February. If you decide to join us any other time of the year, a pro rata membership fee will be applicable.
WHAT ARE THE #HALLOMERLOT BENEFITS?
Hallo Merlot members include like-minded wine academics, estates and wineries, corporates and wine enthusiasts who believe in the prosperity of Merlot production in South Africa. Members receive VIP invitations to networking events, marketing exposure and the opportunity to participate in national conversations about Merlot development.
CAN I BECOME A MEMBER IF I DO NOT REPRESENT A WINE ENTITY?
We're working on it! For now, we are working to build our community of wine professionals and gain the support we need to sustain our not-for-profit platform. Follow us at @hallomerlot for updates or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org