Winetech 2021 Study Groups Cellar Assistants Perform

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021
Santi Basson
Cellar assistants participating in the Winetech 2021 study groups learned about post-fermentation processes, which included lees contact and clarification of young wines with fining agents and filtration. Maturation, stabilisation and blending, as well as bottling and packaging of wines were also discussed.

Participants had the opportunity to learn more about wine faults and microbial spoilage, unacceptable quality characteristics of wine, as well as sensorial identification of wine faults.

Winetech annually acknowledges cellar assistants who excelled in the evaluations that took place in the study groups. The annual announcement of the achievers give rise to great excitement among participants. The completion of and participation in the evaluations is voluntary and cellar assistants are in no way disadvantaged should they choose not to complete the evaluations.

This year it was decided to acknowledge a larger group of cellar assistants and to announce achievers in two categories, namely a category for individuals who achieved an average mark of 80% and above and a second category for achievers, who achieved an average mark of between 70% and 79%. The names of the cellar assistants in the two categories are listed in random order.

Winetech congratulates cellar assistants on their excellent achievements.
 

Achievers in the Category 80% and above

  • Westley Arends, Villion Family Wines
  • Hendriko Smith, Villion Family Wines
  • Eugene Markgraaff, Keimoes, Orange River Cellars
  • Cirel Isaacks, Upington, Orange River Cellars
  • Frans Louw, Upington, Orange River Cellars
  • Eugene Eiman, Keimoes, Orange River Cellars
  • EdienPelele, Keimoes, Orange River Cellars
  • Reginald Du Plessis, Keimoes, Orange River Cellars
  • Keith Smit, Grootdrink, Orange River Cellars
  • Melvin Hugo, Upington, Orange River Cellars
  • Jermaine Jansen Upington, Orange River Cellars
  • Johnny Swartz Kakamas, Orange River Cellars
  • Pieter Snyers, Kakamas, Orange River Cellars
  • Freddie Phuti, Kakamas, Orange River Cellars
  • Eric Phuti, Kakamas, Orange River Cellars
  • Albert Galobewe, Keimoes, Orange River Cellars
  • Dawie Pieters, Keimoes, Orange River Cellars
  • Jani Van Wyk, Groblershoop, Orange River Cellars
  • Ashley Esau, Grootdrink, Orange River Cellars
  • Evin Pretorius, PET, Orange River Cellars
  • Dirk J. Van Wyk, Kakamas, Orange River Cellars
  • Daniel Goliath, Upington, Orange River Cellars

Achievers in the Category 70% to 79%

  • Haven Smith, Villion Family Wines
  • Danwill Arries, Eenzaamheid
  • Naithan Renato Adams, Morgenster
  • Godfrey Josiah, La Motte
  • Jonovan Van Niekerk, La Motte
  • Charmaine Arendse, Esona
  • Nkosana Dube, La Bri
  • Jan Selon, Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons
  • Nkosekhaya Tshansthane, Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons
  • Charles Matlakala, Stellenzicht Wines
  • Joinery Jonkers, Beaumont Family Wines
  • Riedewaan Hendricks, Bosman Adama
  • Charles Botha, Slanghoek Wynkelder
  • Quinton Elias, Warwick Wines
  • Conroy Kouter, Waterkloof Wines
  • Roelien Harolds, Waterkloof Wines
  • Desroy Jafta, Neethlingshof
  • Richard Willemse, Keimoes, Orange River Cellars
  • Adolf Witbooi, Kakamas, Orange River Cellars
  • Benedict Booysen, Kakamas, Orange River Cellars

 


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Hendriko Smith, Westley Arends & Haven Smith - Villion Family Wines
Hendriko Smith, Westley Arends & Haven Smith - Villion Family Wines

Dirk van Wyk - Orange River Cellars
Dirk van Wyk - Orange River Cellars

Desroy Jafta - Neethlingshof
Desroy Jafta - Neethlingshof

Ashley Esau - Orange River Cellars
Ashley Esau - Orange River Cellars

Nkosekhaya Tshansthane & Jan Selon - Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons
Nkosekhaya Tshansthane & Jan Selon - Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons



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