Johann Fourie

Benguela Collection Head Winemaker
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate
“Our brief is quite simple; to combine the best efforts of earth and man to produce beautiful wines.”

Johann Fourie is our head winemaker and is one of the foremost experts on winemaking and viticulture in South Africa.

His passion for wine includes all aspects of the industry - from selecting vineyards for our brands, to growing grapes; and from the technology of winemaking to judging on wine competition panels. His experiences include time spent in all the French and other European wine regions, as well in Canada, the United States and Australia. Johann is also the 2015 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year.

Johann’s philosophy is “To bridge the gap between the science and the artistry of making wine: that’s why I enjoy spending time with consumers, not just to share our story and passion for what we do, but also to get a deeper insight into their interest in wine, and to reflect that in every bottle we produce”.