OUR WINEMAKERS

We're not winemakers we're winegrowers or rather, storytellers.There is nothing more exciting or nerve-wracking than to stand back and to see the story of place unfold in every bottle.

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Etienne grew up in a sleepy coastal town on the West Coast picking-up the weekend shift in his parents' seaside restaurant. He holds a Masters degree in Viticulture and Oenology from Montpellier SupAgro and a PhD in Viticulture from Stellenbosch University.

 

He sharpened his secateurs as a viticulturist at Delheim Wines in Stellenbosch from 2012 before moving into a viticultural consultancy role at Industry body Vinpro late in 2018. Etienne is an only child, father to Elmie (human) and Ben (canine) and husband to Lizanda.

VITICULTURIST

STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA

ETIENNE TERBLANCHE

NATURE KNOW'S BEST RIGHT? IT'S A MUTUAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN US AND THE VINES. IF WE LOOK AND LISTEN CAREFULLY , THE VINES ALWAYS TELL US WHAT TO DO.

FARM ONE

PAARL, SOUTH AFRICA

DUWWELTJIE

Stephanie grew up in the bustling city of Johannesburg. Her move to Stellenbosch to study Viticulture and Oenology may seem unusual for a city-slicker, but Steph has wine in her blood. Her Oupa was the renowned Niel Joubert of Spier, pioneer and founding member of the Stellenbosch Wine Route.

 

So with a mother who grew up on a wine farm and older sisters interested in sharing in the final product, it wasn’t a stretch after all. Stephanie holds a Masters degree in Viticulture from Stellenbosch University.

 

She spent 10 years as winemaker at the innovative Fairview winery and turned to Thistle and Weed (and motherhood) full time in late 2018. She is the youngest and tallest of three sisters, wife to Kannas and mother to Frances (human) and Khaleesi & Khumba (canines).

WINEMAKER

STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA

STEPHANIE WIID
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