WHAT SKILL HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO DEVELOP?
I would love to be able to make my own cheese or be a trained coffee barista.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BEST WINES THAT YOU HAVE TASTED?
Bubbly has been my focus for the last 10 years and I’ve tasted some of the best! Salon, Krug, Billcart Salmon and Laurent Perrier just to name a few.
WHO IS YOUR WINEMAKING HERO, AND WHY?
Charles Hopkins for his dedication and love for wine and the industry, Razvan Macici for his artistry and his wine intuition.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD MATCH TO THE WINES OF STEENBERG?
The Sauvignon Blanc marries remarkably well with fresh fish, oysters, goat’s cheese and asparagus or tomato tarts
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?
I love the diversity of it. Different seasons require different activities. And I love that wine is a living product that changes over time.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY?
Italy with my family, travelling the country side and enjoying great food and wines.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LOCAL RESTAURANT?
WHAT IS YOUR TIPPLE, WHEN NOT DRINKING WINE?
Gin & tonic.
LOOKING BACK, WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST CAREER HIGHLIGHT?
Receiving the Vertex award at Veritas 2018 for the Best wine of Show.
WHAT IS THE SOUTH AFRICAN WINE THAT YOU ADMIRE MOST?
Kanonkop, I respect the brand for it stands for and admire the winemaker for his skills.
WHAT ARE YOUR GUILTY PLEASURES?
Good quality chocolates and coffee.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE VARIETALS TO WORK WITH?
Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.