The Cemetery Of Forgotten Wines

The Cemetery Of Forgotten Wines

Tucked away in the serene landscapes of Dekkersvlei lies a hidden gem known as Mellasat Vineyards. While the vineyard boasts an array of exquisite wines and picturesque scenery, it's what lies beneath the surface that truly captures the imagination – the Cemetery of Forgotten Wines.

Rumoured to be haunted by "ghosts" of vintages past, this underground cellar has become a sanctuary for wines long forgotten. As you descend into the depths of the cellar beneath the tasting centre, you're greeted by a curious and eclectic collection of museum wines.

The Cemetery of Forgotten Wines is more than just a storage space; it's an immersive experience where visitors can interact with history in liquid form. Imagine searching for your birth year among the rows of dusty bottles, each one containing a story waiting to be told. From the oldest bottle dating back to 1946 to more recent vintages, every wine has its own tale of craftsmanship and aging.

But the experience doesn't end with mere observation. The cellar offers private tastings with the Cellar master, allowing guests to savour these forgotten treasures in the company of a knowledgeable guide. Whether you're a seasoned wine enthusiast or a curious novice, the opportunity to sample rare and aged wines in such a unique setting is an experience not to be missed.

What sets the Cemetery of Forgotten Wines apart is its blend of history, mystery, and sensory delight. It's a reminder that wine is not just a beverage, but a living testament to the passage of time and the dedication of those who craft it. Each sip carries with it the essence of decades past, inviting us to savour the present moment while honouring the traditions of the past.

As you wander through the underground labyrinth of Mellasat Vineyards, surrounded by bottles bearing witness to years gone by, you can't help but feel a sense of connection to the generations of winemakers who have come before. In a world that often moves too quickly, the Cemetery of Forgotten Wines serves as a poignant reminder to pause, reflect, and appreciate the beauty of the past – one sip at a time.

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