The people

Change encounters lead to the ultimate team, brought together by wine.

Paul Barth

Paul Barth grew up in Germany’s Rheingau region near Frankfurt - an area well known for its outstanding Riesling wines. His dad was a craftsman who operated his own business, which Paul decided to take over in 1985. With plenty of enthusiasm he gained new customers and put together a team of experienced workers. His business gradually expanded. Still operating successfully, the family business is now in its third generation. Paul’s daughter Sandra joined the team a couple of years ago.

Meanwhile Paul used his spare time to fulfill his dream of owning a winery in South Africa. Why South Africa? He loves it’s people, it’s diverse natural beauty and it’s wines. Through the purchase of Kap Vino Estate Paul’s dream has finally come true. "Kunjani is pure craftsmanship: the perfect wine to complement a Braai with your mates".

Pia Watermeyer

Pia, an extremely successful business woman in her own right is the Managing Director of a family legacy business in the graphics and printing industry, Vye Graphics. Pia’s strong business mind is the running force behind the South African team. Her design and creative background has been the mastermind behind much of our modern and beautiful tasting room and function venue. Pia’s South African soulfulness paired with Pauls German precision is what sets KUNJANI! And HOWZIT! Wines apart.

Carmen Stevens

Carmen soared from humble roots to become head winemaker at Amani Vineyards - a prestigious, high end, Gold medal-wining winery. She now has a very successful brand under the Naked Wines label and is a force to be reckoned with. Carmen is mentoring Pia Watermeyer in all things wine and wine making and together with Paul Barth they form our dynamic wine making team. 

Lydia Afonso

With more than a decade of experience in all facets of the wine industry, Lydia is an integral part of the team. Lydia lives and breathes wine and hospitality and her sense of joy for her work is infectious. Overlooking all operations and ensuring all guests and clients near and far experience KUNJANI! Wines with the utmost pleasure.


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