The Owners

Dave Lello has a passion for red wines, especially classic red blends...

Dave Lello has a passion for red wines, especially classic red blends. Dave is a a graduate of the Cape Wine Academy and enjoys being intimately involved in the winemaking process at Stellekaya. He is also a keen follower of the stars and an amateur astronomer, hence the “stars theme” at the winery.

Dave first came to Stellenbosch in 1978 after school to study at Stellenbosch University. Here he discovered wine and soon had dream of being involved in winemaking himself. The dream became a reality when he purchased a property in the Blaauwklip Valley in 1998, twenty years after first arriving in Stellenbosch. The first wine, a Merlot, was released in 2001.

Dave's wife, Jane, has had a career in fine jewellery and enjoys being involved in a small winery that pursues 'quality over quantity'. Although Jane has her own business designing and marketing jewellery in South Africa and in Europe, she helps with the promotion and marketing of this boutique label.

Jane, also has a passion for red wines and although Stellekaya does not make her favourite Pinot Noir, we hope to soon satisfy her desire for us to make a true classic. Maybe some day...

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