Meet the Team

Andries Blake - Chief Executive

Wine has been a part of Andries's life since childhood. Born on his family's wine farm in Wellington, some of Andries's fondest childhood memories are of visiting the vineyards with his father and tasting the grapes. read more »

Cerina van Niekerk - Winemaker

After she finished her winemaking studies at Elsenburg in 1998 and a vintage at Grangehurst Winery in Stellenbosch, she worked vintages in New Zealand, Australia and France. read more »

Christo Beukes - Winemaker

Christo's interest in winemaking started while working at Klawer Wine Cellars as a general worker. His perseverance and loyalty soon paid off, when he was appointed as assistant winemaker at Klawer Cellars. read more »

Roelof van Schalkwyk - Red Winemaker

After testing the waters in different industries, uncertain of what he wanted to do after high school, Roelof found himself at Klawer Wine Cellars, (near his home town, Vredendal) working as a cellar assistant during the 1999 harvest. read more »

Neill Gellatly - White Winemaker

Neil was born in Bellville but lived all his life in Stellenbosch. He’s always been passionate about wine & the making processes of wine. read more »

Tiaan van Zyl - White Winemaker

Tiaan van Zyl is the typical “plattelandse outjie” He was born in Cape Town, but grew up in Vredendal. read more »

Johannes Mellet - Viticulturist

Johannes Mellet, born on the 4th September 1975. He studied BSc Agric and Wine management in Stellenbosch. read more »

Pieter van Aarde - Production Manager

Growing up in the Boland, and surrounded by wine farms, Pieter was like Royco soup - "Just add water", but in his case - "Just add wine". read more »
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Birdfield Farm, N7 P.O. Box 8 , Klawer, 8145, South Africa