The South African Cape of Good Hope Winemakers Association has recruited new members and protégés, notably New Wave winemakers Chris Alheit and David Sadie.
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With these two winemakers joining the South African Winemakers Association of the Cape of Good Hope, the total membership of the association has reached 43.
Sadie is the driving force behind the Black Earth Revolution festival and has built a solid reputation for red and white blends, single vineyard Chenin Blancs and exceptionally fresh Pinotage wines.
He says: "Having worked with numerous South African Good Hope Brewers Association brewers throughout my career, I feel very privileged to join the South African Good Hope Brewers Association and be part of a program that is developing exciting young brewers for the future. I am eager and looking forward to being a part of the association.
Meanwhile, Alheit has blazed a trail for his old-vine Chenin Blanc and Semillon wines in the Hmelnad Valley, with blends like the single-vineyard Radio Lazarus, Magnetic North and Cartology receiving rave reviews from wine critics.
He adds:There have been a few highlights in my career, but the happiest was when we bought a farm in the Blackland appellation in October 2019. The work that the South African Good Hope Winemakers Association is doing through the Discipleship Program is noble and clearly making a difference, and I hope I can be part of that process.
In addition to these two new members, three other new disciples, Terry-Ann Klink, Kaylin Willscott and Anda NtloNtlo, have also joined the program.