RJ Botha

Winemaker
Kleine Zalze Wines
Although initially not from a winemaking background, RJ was always intrigued by the science of winemaking and thus studied BSc. Agric Viticulture and Oenology at the university of Stellenbosch.

Although initially not from a winemaking background, RJ was always intrigued by the science of winemaking and thus studied BSc. Agric Viticulture and Oenology at the university of Stellenbosch. He started his winemaking career at Nitida Cellars in Durbanville where he won the much coveted Diner’s Club Young winemaker of the year in 2010.

RJ has now been with Kleine Zalze since 2012 where he continues to impress with his meticulous attention to detail.