From stockbroker to wine producer: Wine producer Raymond Ndlovu

From finance to a fun winemaking experience, the allure of winemaking was enough to send stockbrokers Raymond Ndlovu and Kevin Swart to Franschhoek to start their own winemaking business. Ndlovu explains how his business accumen helped him grow their business.

The wine business is fascinating. You meet a diverse range of people from all walks of life. It’s an incredibly vibrant and colourful world.

I was a stockbroker for nearly three decades and got into the wine business through a fortunate coincidence.

At the end of 2011, my partner Kevin Swart and I sold our joint stockbroking business. He moved from Johannesburg down to Franschhoek and bought a smallholding property with a vineyard. He invited me to join him and it wasn’t long before I decided to also leave Johannesburg and move here with my family. I was tired of the finance world and ready for something new.

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