The Wine Personality of the Year award for 2012 was presented to Dr Paul Clüver of Paul Cluver Wines and De Rust Estate in Elgin.

His visionary contribution to the wine industry includes biodiversity, conservation and environmental tourism as well as black empowerment initiatives over many years.

His award was presented to him at a gala dinner at 96 Winery Road Restaurant, Somerset West, on Saturday 5 May by the Chairman of the Institute, Dr Andy Roediger.

From left to right: Andy Roediger (Chairman ICWM) and Dr Paul Clüver

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