Bradly Isaacs

“I was born and raised in Franschhoek,” says Bradly Isaacs.

The Royal Portfolio La Residence & The Silo Team - 2019 Distell Inter Hotel Candidate Wine Steward: Bradly Isaacs
“I went to Franschhoek High School and during my school holidays I worked at La Residence. At the time I was 18 and when I was 19 I worked at The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais, for nine years.

While I was there, I remember there was a French guest and when I served him some South African wine he commented about our wines being a ‘young’ style. That got my attention! I decided to visit the wine farms and learn from the winemakers about their philosophy, their wines and what makes their wines different from others around them.

As I was doing this management noted potential in me and suggested that I go on and study something in wines and learn more about winemaking. I became a wine ambassador in Franschhoek and going to The Royal Portfolio La Residence for two years now. Here I had the opportunity to study WSET Level 1, which I completed. Within the Royal Portfolio there are a lot of opportunities, they keep motivating me to grow.

I do want to become a GM or a Sommelier one day and I think seeing that I have been in this industry for 12 years I would like to see myself run an establishment like La Residence in the future. Thank you.”