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Bonnievale Wines Welcomes Two New Winemakers

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By Bonnievale Wines


 Bonnievale Wines have appointment two new, talented winemakers onto their team - Jean Slabber and Izak de Vries.

Slabber obtained his BSC Agri - Degree at the university of Stellenbosch in 2012 and joined Arabella wines as an assistant winemaker. Slabber was previously employed at Montagu Winery until recently where he acted as assistant winemaker. He has also gained international wine experience in America’s top winemaking region, the Napa Valley.

Izak de Vries is no stranger to Bonnievale Wines. He obtained his B.Agric Degree in cellar technology at Elsenburg and subsequently joined Bonnievale Wines as a winemaker's assistant. He then moved onto Neil Ellis in Stellenbosch as harvesting assistant after which he went to obtain further harvesting experience in the Sonama valley of California. Upon his return to sunny South Africa, De Vries joined a wine farm in Franschoek.