The true spirit of the Cape winelands is what WineLand is all about. This publication reflects all aspects relating to products of the vine and the rich culture around it, incorporating Winetech Technical.

The Winetech technical section of WineLand comprises mainly research articles from experts in the fields of viticulture, oenology, soil science and agro-economics. This section is compiled in collaboration with Winetech, the wine industry’s network of expertise and technology.

WineLand is published and distributed by WineLand Media, a division of VinPro – the representative organisation for South African wine cellars and wine grape producers. The magazine is read by a subscriber base that includes 3 300 producers and wineries, 780 winemakers, 421 viticulturists, educational institutions, media, key directors and managers, advertising agencies/representatives, as well as suppliers to the industry.

WineLand Media also publishes the annual South African Wine Industry Directory – which features up-to-date information of everything you need to know about the industry – as well as a journal incorporating the latest scientific research, Wynboer Technical Yearbook, in collaboration with Winetech.

With a truly representative audience, WineLand is the most prominent direct media channel that communicates to the industry in its entirety. WineLand Media boasts an influential online and social media presence and creates a platform for engaging strategic discussions through events such as the annual WineLand Seminar and dynamic #Rootstock sessions. Follow @WineLandSA or find us on Facebook to join the conversation.

The Team


Wanda Augustyn

Manager: Wineland Media and Communication

Wanda is the epitome of efficiency. As the head of the editorial team, the Namibian-born Sauvignon Blanc fanatic adds structure to life at WineLand and its publications. She is also the look-and-feel expert, ensuring that both fun and serious content is presented with flair.


Jana Loots

Manager: VinPro Internal and Corporate Communications

With a keen eye for a typo and a witty comment, Jana is VinPro’s communications dynamo. She is versatile and can tackle anything from a serious industry announcement to a community project with gusto, enthusiasm and a smile.


Tanja Nel

Manager: Advertising

Tanja is the go to person when you want to book an ad in the magazine, for the Directory or online. This feisty Sauvignon Blanc loving mother of two Yorkies loves the agriculture industry. She will sell ice to Eskimos or even wine to winemakers. And you will love her for it.


Bernard Mocke


Doronae de Ridder

Editorial Co-ordinator

Doronae is the office-pivot and anchor. She has been with WineLand for more than 20 years, but endures and often enjoys the WineLand youngsters. She looks after the technical Wynboer section with great care and attention to detail.


Lee-Anne Davidson

VinPro Communications Officer

Friendly and amiable, Lee-Anne is Jana’s right-hand in communication. With a background in events management, she is cutting her teeth in journalism and is on an eager quest to hone her wine tasting skills. For now, you’ll see her quietly sipping and observing. 


Carmen Engelbrecht

Admin & Database Co-Ordinator



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