The Meerendal Wine Estate, one of the original Cape Heritage wine farms in the Western Cape, has a unique history that has inspired people to overcome great adversity by nurturing skills in one of the oldest crafts that is wine making. From the year 1702 when the widowed owner of the estate, Christina Stans decided to plant the first vines and became the first woman winemaker in the country, until resent years when Meerendal, under the leadership of winemaker Liza Goodwin, established the Meerendal Wine Academy as a platform to share the knowledge gained over 300 years in order to create opportunities for local people in the wine industry. When Meerendal decided to expand this vision into the Arts, the partnership