Peter Gebler completed the Cape Wine Master examinations in 1994 and wrote his research project on “Riesling”.
He is currently studying in the Master of Wine programme and has completed the theory examinations. Peter is a regular columnist in Grape and makes occasional contributions to WineLand and the tourist magazine SüdAfrika.
He presents regular seminars to sommeliers and trade at the German Wine School and is responsible for seminars in Germany for the Cape Wine Academy, Austrian Wine Academy, Swiss Sommelier School, and Wines of South Africa. He is an occasional wine judge for Selection, Gault Millau, Foire d‘Orange and Good Hope Wine Fund.
His special areas of wine interest include the Rhone, Bordeaux, Austria-Burgenland and of course, Riesling.
Other interests include reading, classical music, tenpin bowling and cooking. Peter was born in Johannesburg, and matriculated from the German School before completing a B.Com (Business Administration and Industrial Psychology) at University of the Witwatersrand.
He held various marketing-related jobs in the pharmaceutical industry, including a few years based in Germany. Wine was a minor hobby from student days, then became a passion when he attended CWA courses and joined several wine clubs. It then turned into a full-time job when Peter moved to Germany in 1991 as an importer of South African wines. In the meantime, seminars, translations and writing take up the bulk of his time.