As a self-confessed lover of all things cultural, I dedicate my time to hone my already vast knowledge and experience of wine and its enjoyment. My passion for people and commitment to service excellence, together with my expertise in this very specialised field, makes me one of a few professional Sommeliers in South Africa. Apart from having the academic background gained through several selected courses at the Cape Wine Academy, Elsenburg and the University of Stellenbosch Business School, I believe in developing personal relationships with Wine Makers and Estate Owners in order to understand the philosophy and emotive drive behind the product. I have a deep love for my country and enjoy nothing more than to enthrall guests with stories about the country’s history, wine, food, culture and politics.

For me, a visit to South Africa is more than having a nice bed, good food and beautiful views, it is about people relationships and the experience thereof.

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Me in my Playroom.Wine has been written about or argued over since it was first invented – somewhere between the beginning of time and the Book of Genesis – with the famous and not-so-famous all having a say. Check out this blog for continuous inspiration!

Here’s looking at you, kid.

— Humphrey Bogart, with a glass of Vive Clicquot, toasting Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca.