Coming from Port Elizbeth in the Eastern Cape (where citrus rather than grapes are produced) it may seem unlikely to end up in the field of viticulture. I, however, did! After matriculating from Collegiate Girls’ High School in 2005, I enrolled for a BSc(Agric) in Viticulture and Oenology degree at Stellenbosch University, completing the degree in 2009. Thereafter I entered the industry as a viticulturist resuming my studies At Stellenbosch University a few years later and obtaining my MSc(Agric) in Viticulture in 2015. From there I returned to industry once again returning to Stellenbosch University as a Junior lecturer in Viticulture in January 2019.
Hometown: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Afica
2015: MSc(Agric) Viticulture (Stellenbosch University)
2009: BSc(Agric) Viticulture and Oenology (Stellenbosch University)
I have spent the greater part of my career in industry working as viticulturist for private producers. The practical experience gained over this years is has prepared me well for training new, upcoming viticulturists.
Junior Lecturer (Viticulture)