Meet Our Winemaker

Newly appointed Business Manager and Winemaker, Marinda Kruger-Claassen, is no stranger to the wine industry with extensive winemaking experience locally and abroad Marinda surely is a force to be reckoned with on the South African wine scene.

Marinda’s formal qualifications include a MSc Viticulture and Oenology degree with a PhD in AgriSciences. Post graduate studies includes wine marketing and wine evaluation courses and Marinda acts as wine judge at numerous local wine competitions.

When asked where Marinda’s passion for winemaking started she claims that it truly is a culmination of her love for science and enjoying gardening from a very early age, along with her natural passion for creation.

“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

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