Cathy Brewer (nee Grier) CWM

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Cathy studied BSC Computer Science at UCT and thereafter worked as a computer programmer/analyst for 5 years before she dropped that career and started a food and wine career by attending Prue Leith's School of Food and Wine in London. The Grier family had purchased Villiera Wines in 1983 which was the motivation for the career change.

Cathy joined Villiera to take over the lunches, catering and installed a computer system (towards the end of 1987) to handle debtors and build up a data base.

She then moved full time into wine exports, general sales and marketing.

Cathy graduated as a Cape Wine Master in 1997 making herself and her brother Jeff Grier the first brother and sister Cape Wine Master team.

The topic of her seminar was: "A Complete Guide to Exporting Wine from South Africa".

Her business travels frequently take her to other wine regions of the world. There is always more to learn in the ever changing business of wine.

Cathy is married to Julian Brewer (also part of the family business) and they have a son, Robin Brewer.