Young talent with a passion for reds

Tuesday, 20 January, 2004
Rozelle Swart
Dynamic winemaker joins Fleur du Cap Team
Thinus Krüger is the latest young and dynamic winemaker to join the successful Fleur du Cap team. After graduating with a degree in Oenology and Viticulture from the University of Stellenbosch, Krüger was appointed as assistant winemaker in 2001 at The Bergkelder, the famous cellar in the mountain that is home to Fleur du Cap wines.

Just two years later, twenty-five year old Krüger has secured the responsibility of red wine production and the management and control of barrel maturation for the entire Fleur du Cap range. Krüger’s attitude to winemaking is one of simplicity and accuracy. He strongly believes that good wine stems from good grapes and succeeding in the basics in the cellar will more often than not lead to better results.

‘For me the greatest gratification evolves from the opportunity to share in the delight of a crowd whose desire it is to have a good time.’

Issued by: Gudrun Clark Communications
Contact: Rozelle Swart
Tel: +27 (0) 21 462-0520