Marinda Kruger-Claassen

Winemaker & Business Manager
Elgin Vintners
Marinda Kruger-Claassen, recently joined the team as the brand’s new business manager and Winemaker to head up the management team and oversee winemaking and vineyard practices. 

Marinda’s formal qualifications include a MSc Viticulture and Oenology degree and soon a Doctorate in AgriScience this year. Further post graduate studies includes wine marketing and wine evaluation courses which led to Marinda acting as wine judge at various local wine competitions.

When asked where her passion for winemaking started, she claims that it truly is a culmination of her love for science and soil, along with her creative spirit. ‘For me, winemaking is the creative science where one can use your intuition or gut-feel, if you know the science of the process, to guide it in order to create an inspiring wine that reveals its own story when you have the pleasure of drinking it’ says Marinda.

“Winemaking is the creative science where one can use your intuition or gut-feel, if you know the science of the process, then to guide it in order to create an inspiring wine that reveals it’s own story when you have the pleasure of drinking it.” – Marinda Kruger-Claassen