Groenewald, Rene

Rene Groenewald’s 2021 research paper on environmental sustainability unpacks the concerns, responses, and opportunities for South African producers to safeguard the wine industry’s long-term survival, particularly its resilience to climate change. Groenewald hones in...

Whittaker, Gavin

After graduating from the University of Southampton with an Economics & German degree in 2003, Gavin was at a crossroads and accidentally arrived in the wine trade through working at an Oddbins – selling plonk to the future leaders of the world at Cambridge...

van der Merwe, Lieza

Lieza van der Merwe, Winemaker (Merwida Vineyards) is from the small town of Rawsonville in the Breedekloof.  Having grown up on their family farm, Merwida, Lieza always knew she wanted to pursue a career in winemaking. As a young girl she was happiest on the...

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