About Me


Hi, my name is Therese De Beer - welcome to my blog! As a consultant winemaker, I am very privileged to taste fabulous wines and visit many different cellars on a regular basis. I get to meet the people and hear the stories behind the wines and sometimes I even lend a hand! The South African wine industry has an array of glitter jewels in her crown and this blog will help me introduce them to you.


I, myself, am an award winning winemaker with 14 years experience in the South African wine industry. After obtaining my B.Sc. Agricultural degree in Enology and Viticultre from the University of Stellenbosch in 1999, I ventured overseas where I gained experience at cellars in both Australia and California as well as some wine marketing experience at one of the UK's biggest wine retailer, Majestic Wine Warehouse. After 2 years away from home, the longing to settle in South Africa took over and I joined Groot Constantia as Boela Gerber's assistant winemaker in 2002. I've subsequently played a key role in the creation of two successful wineries, Doolhof Wine Estate and Bartinney Private Cellar, and their brands. I have a deep love for wine and to be part of the process - from grape to bottle to a happy customer's table - is extremely rewarding. Though wine making falls in my primary field of expertise, I have ample knowledge of vineyard management, marketing, brand building and all related positions. I can therefore successfully manage all areas of a wine business.


I live in Paarl with my husband, son and our two very cheeky Schnauzers.



About Me


Hi, my name is Therese De Beer - welcome to my blog! As a consultant winemaker, I am very privileged to taste fabulous wines and visit many different cellars on a regular basis. I get to meet the people and hear the stories behind the wines and sometimes I even lend a hand! The South African wine industry has an array of glitter jewels in her crown and this blog will help me introduce them to you.


I, myself, am an award winning winemaker with 14 years experience in the South African wine industry. After obtaining my B.Sc. Agricultural degree in Enology and Viticultre from the University of Stellenbosch in 1999, I ventured overseas where I gained experience at cellars in both Australia and California as well as some wine marketing experience at one of the UK's biggest wine retailer, Majestic Wine Warehouse. After 2 years away from home, the longing to settle in South Africa took over and I joined Groot Constantia as Boela Gerber's assistant winemaker in 2002. I've subsequently played a key role in the creation of two successful wineries, Doolhof Wine Estate and Bartinney Private Cellar, and their brands. I have a deep love for wine and to be part of the process - from grape to bottle to a happy customer's table - is extremely rewarding. Though wine making falls in my primary field of expertise, I have ample knowledge of vineyard management, marketing, brand building and all related positions. I can therefore successfully manage all areas of a wine business.


I live in Paarl with my husband, son and our two very cheeky Schnauzers.



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