Cerina van Niekerk

Piekenierskloof Wine Company
Cerina finished her winemaking studies at Elsenburg in 1998 and a vintage at Grangehurst Winery in Stellenbosch, she worked vintages in New Zealand, Australia and France.

Upon her return to South Africa, she worked as winemaker at a small cellar in Franschhoek, before joining Seidelberg Wine Estate in Paarl in 2002 as assistant winemaker.

Cerina spent spring 2003 in California, working the vintage at Alexander Valley Vineyards in Sonoma. Thereafter, for the next 7 years, she was responsible for winemaking at Seidelberg.