Our People

Passion, commitment and sheer talent.

Boela Gerber (Winemaker)

(B.Sc. Viticulture & Oenology –University of Stellenbosch

After six years in the industry Boela Gerber joined Groot Constantia on 1 January 2001.

  • His post-graduate grooming began at Stellenzicht under the mentorship of Andre van Rensburg (currently at Vergelegen).
  • After two years Van Rensburg resigned, leaving Gerber as cellar master for the 1998 harvest.
  • Thereafter he spent some time at Rickety Bridge, before joining us in the Constantia Valley.
  • In 2002 Boela won the Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year Award.

    Boela has worked harvests at the following international wineries:
  • Chateau Angelus in St Emillion
  • Chateau Merlet, Entre deuxMers, Bordeaux
  • Villa Palazzo in Chianti Classico, Tuscany
  • Bodega Baigorri in Rioja Alavesa recently

    Danie Keulder ( Assistant Winemaker )

    Danie was appointed as the assistant winemaker on 7 September 2009.

    He holds a M.Sc. Agric (Oenology) from Stellenbosch University and has gained extensive experience in quality control at the Fuller, Smith and Turner Brewery in England.

    Prior to joining Groot Constantia, Daniel worked as the assistant winemaker at Lutzville Vineyards.

    Floricius Beukes (Viticulturist/ Estate Manager)

    Floricius developed his passion for the industry in the wine growing regions of France and began 'life in Constantia' (as he puts it) in 2003, as the assistant winemaker at Klein Constantia. After 2 short years he moved out of the cellar and took over the Viticulture and the Management of the vineyards at Klein Constantia.

    In March 2011 he joined Groot Constantia as Viticulturist / Estate Manager.

    Floricius has worked a harvest at Domain Pascal-Jolivet in Sancerre.

  • Groot Constantia Estate (founded 1685)