Winemakers and wine lovers in the Cape came to know me during the 9 years I worked (and studied) at the Cape Wine Academy in Stellenbosch, kick-starting my journey into wine.
I have organised and led wine and food gourmet tours to France and Italy. A born and bred Capetonian with Mediterranean roots, sharing in my hotelier-parents' passion for food and wine, I owned my own restaurant in Stellenbosch, am an intrepid cook and love experimenting, and cooking with friends and family.
I am a registered South African Tourist Guide specialising in wine. I have numerous qualifications in wine including a Diploma in International Wine with the Cape Wine Academy, as well as an Advanced Certificate in Brandy.
My focus is always on my individual clients and I will always tailor-make my tours with the aim of offering the ultimate personal experience. I'm known to change up the itinerary on the day (once I get to know more about my clients) in pursuit of the perfect experience! I want to share our beautiful country, city and it's people, culture and stories with you. Although my passion is for wine, as a cultural guide, I am qualified to do city, peninsula and other cultural tours, always adding my special touch. Oh, and there will be a lot of laughter as well!
A Recent Review of this guide
Outstanding! Clean, comfortable car. Excellent driver.. knowledgeable about locations and wildlife. Interesting comments on South African history. Very knowledgeable about wine. Extremely scenic drive with great lunch spot. Could not have been better. Met expectations in every way.
South African Tourist Guide (Speciality: Wine). National Registrar of Tourist Guides, National Department of Tourism.
Professional Driving Permit. Western Cape Government.
First Aid - Level 1 Course. Medical Skills Training.
Diploma Graduate (3 yrs). Cape Wine Academy.
Advanced Brandy Course. The Van Ryn Brandy Cellar.