Heinie grew up on a farm where he developed a passion for viticulture at a young age. After he completed his studies in viticulture at Elsenburg, he started his career at Bosman Family Vineyards, where he had the privilege to expand his knowledge in viticulture for 9 years. In 2013 he started working at Perdeberg Cellar as a viticulturist, allowing him the opportunity to work with a diverse group of growers and terroir.
Over the years Heinie has performed extremely well as part of the wine team at Perdeberg where he also had to buy in grapes from different wine regions. Heinie understands the critical link between good grapes and wine and has a big passion for premium wine.
Working in nature has always been a humbling experience for Heinie and the best part of his job as a viticulturist. Heinie enjoys spending time at home with his wife, Marietjie, and their daughter, Mieke-Marè. When not at work or at home, you will find him in the mountains on a bike, hitting a few balls on the golf course or watching almost any kind of sport.
We are all very confident that Heinie will make a significant contribution to the business where he will work very closely with the winemakers, sales and marketing teams to help drive and add momentum to our premium and ultra-premium strategy.