Johan Reyneke

Jeremy Walker

Trizanne Barnard

Duncan Savage

Bevan Newton-Johnson

Cape Wine Wednesday Seminar: Vintner surfers – a holistic approach.

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A look at how the mindset and philosophy of South Africa’s vintner surfers filters through to the way they approach viticulture and winemaking.

Venue: Room 2.41 – 2.43
Date: Wed 16 Sept 2015
Time: 12h00 – 13h00

Johan Reyneke, Winemaker at Reyneke Winery

Jeremy Walker, Winemaker at Grangehurst
Trizanne Barnard, Winemaker at Trizanne Signature Wines
Duncan Savage, Winemaker at Savage Wines
Bevan Newton-Johnson, Winemaker at Newton Johnson Winery

Meet the speakers

Johan Reyneke

Matriculated Groote Schuur high school in 1988. Completed BA (Hons) Philosophy 2002. Working and travelling the USA in 1993. Started working as a farm labourer in 1994. Completed farm labourer viticultural course(s) at Kromme Rhee 1994-1996. Studied environmental ethics (MPhil) at the same time. Made the first Reyneke wine 1998. Converted to organic and biodynamic agriculture 2000 till present. Happily married to Mila with two beautiful daughters Isabella and Tallulah. Loves surfing and karate.

Jeremy Walker

Grangehurst is not a farm – it is a smallholding – and Jeremy converted the squash court on the property into a start-up winery building in 1992. He sources top quality grapes from prime vineyards in Stellenbosch to produce classic red wines that are handcrafted, traditional and unhurried.

Triazanne Barnard

The four invaluable years at Anwilka and my international experience gave me the confidence to start my own brand, and in 2008 I went solo. Since the very first vintage my focus has always been on two very diverse wine regions, namely Elim and the Swartland.

I currently live in Kommetjie, a quaint village on the Southern Peninsula, and make my wines just down the road in Noordhoek. Apart from everything wine-related: making, judging on various panels or just straightforward drinking, I also make time to surf whenever I get the opportunity. I feel that the ocean recharges me, and teaches one patience and respect for nature.

Duncan Savage

Winemaker at Cape Point vineyards,  he has also created his own label, Savage Wines. He believes: “I am fortunate to be able to play a role in molding this property into what we feel has the opportunity to become something great. We are able to constantly experiment in order to attain our goal of being one of the world’s leading wine producers and at the same time make sure we have loads of fun doing it.”

Bevan Newton-Johnson

Bevan is a founding son of Newton Johnson and now acts as the marketing director. 

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