Our Viticulturist

Stephan Joubert is our dedicated viticulturist who has extensive experience of the diverse vineyards of the Cape winelands. In our search for great grapes, Stephan is the critical link between our growers and winemakers.

To honour our philosophy of authentic expressions and minimal intervention, a stringent viticultural regime is followed to ensure exceptional quality fruit and healthy vineyards. Stephan is a great advocate of biological farming and taking the most natural course of action wherever and whenever possible.

Driven by passion and respect for the greater environment as well as the tremendous wealth of the Cape floral Kingdom, Stephan is an important leader of our sustainability and carbon offset projects ensuring the utmost integrity of nature in all our operations.

 


 

The Vineyards

South Africa has a rich and varied terrain and is famed for the ancient soils and diverse properties across our winegrowing regions.

In 1973, the introduction of the Wine of Origin System saw the division of South Africa's winelands into demarcated regions, each divided into districts, then wards and finally, estates.

Some of the most important wine growing areas are: