Danie Van Der Westhuizen
It is very fitting that as a young man, Danie started his wine making career in our very own Tulbagh valley! After gaining valuable experience he moved his sights to Paarl and later Wellington. It wasn’t until Danie made a break to the Northern Cape that he reached his full potential and realized his love for vineyards and wine making. In Kakamas Danie made a name for himself as his skills increased and success became evident! Danie characterizes wine making in one short sentence: Patience, patience, patience, and then just a bit more patience. It is with great excitement that we welcome Danie to the Montpellier team!
IN THE PAST – THEODORE AUGUSTUS BRINK
Theo Brink dedicated 7 years of his career to Montpellier until August 2014. During this time he helped shaping the vineyards and wines to the award winning quality.
Theo joined Montpellier after working for Distillers (known today as Distell) for 28 year, alongside the famous Hungarian nobleman Desiderius Pongrácz. Theo believed that the only way to produce quality wine is to consistently manicure every single vine to ensure simultaneous optimum ripening of every berry, although he attributed much of Montpellier’s exceptional quality to the variety of soil types at Montpellier.
His dedication throughout the years has been invaluable to everyone involved at Montpellier today and his legacy still lives on in the vines and wines of Montpellier, an example of which is the tribute white blend Theo’s Synchrony – a favourite for food pairing at Chef’s Warehouse in Breë Street, Cape Town.