At the annual Institute of Cape Wine Masters Dinner on Saturday, 7 May, the special award of Wine Personality of the Year was presented to Charl Theron. The glamorous dinner was held at Old Mutual House, Constantia.

Charl Theron is the CEO of the Cape Vintners Classification, as well as a member of the technical committee at the Wine and Spirit Board. He was a lecturer in Oenology at Stellenbosch University for many years, and is still a guest lecturer at the CWA.

His achievements include a stint as director of KWV as well as many other leadership positions in the industry. He has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to improving the quality of South African wines through his membership of many wine organisations.

Charl’s love of wine has seen him adopting new ways of training wine lovers through his wine appreciation course and course for judging wine.

From left to right: Duimpie Bayly, Dr Winnie Bowman and Charl Theron

Charl Theron during his acceptance speech

Charl receiving his certificate from outgoing chairperson Dr Winnie Bowman

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