Boela Gerber, acclaimed cellarmaster at Groot Constantia, will be taking over from Miles Mossop as the new chairman of the Cape Winemakers Guild. Also joining the ranks will be Warren Ellis, from Neil Ellis Wines, who was invited to become a member of this respected league of winemakers.
Boela hopes to follow in his predecessors footsteps and shares a vision for the Guild of stepping up its role in furthering transformation in the wine industry and setting new benchmarks for South African wines. He will be supported by a management committee comprising Andrea Mullineux (vice-chair), David Nieuwoudt (treasurer) Kevin Grant (cellarmaster) and Carl Schultz.
The new year will also see Danie Steytler retiring as Producing Member of the Cape Winemakers Guild after 20 years and moving to non-producing Member status alongside Neil Ellis and Braam van Velden.