Hannes Louw

Production Manager
Lyngrove Wines & Vineyards
Aspirations: To produce wines of exceptional quality, with upfront fruit but good structure to age well.

Work experience 1994 - Worked at Rhebokskloof Estate in Paarl as assistant winemaker 1996 - Joined KWV as the white wine winemaker 1998 - Appointed as wine buyer at KWV 2005 - Joined Baarsma SA as production manager

Accolades I would like to think that I made a contribution to all the numerous awards KWV won during the 10 years I worked for the company!

Aspirations To produce wines of exceptional quality, with upfront fruit but good structure to age well. I would also like to see South African wines being recognized more for the good quality produce it is, and I would like to make an icon wine from Pinotage that will be recognised anywhere in the word.

Hobbies Sport Watching and doing all kinds of sport. To keep fit I play 'touch rugby' and cycle and sometimes run a half marathon for fun. Golf however, is the sport I like doing most; it's like winemaking: keeps you humble! Travelling I like to visit the Kruger National Park, Botswana and places where you can still get close to, and experience, nature and the beauty of God's creation. Photography A good picture is worth a thousand words.