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.
Wanda is the epitome of efficiency. As head of communication and the editorial team, this Namibian-born Sauvignon Blanc fanatic adds structure to life at WineLand and its publications and ensures that both fun and serious content is presented with flair. Drafts with grammatical errors are dealt with sternly and expertly. When she does not spend time with words, which she loves, she runs in the Boland mountains with her greyhounds or fights superheroes with her two boys.
With a keen eye for a typo and witty comments, Jana is VinPro’s internal communication dynamo that punches way above her weight. She is versatile and can tackle anything from a complex communication strategy to a community project with gusto, enthusiasm and a smile. Her dry sense of humour is also a breath of fresh air, as well as her ability to come up with interesting and though-provoking story ideas. Ideas many a time inspired by her two small girls.
Another Sauvignon Blanc lover, Tanja is the go to person when you want to book an ad in the magazine. This feisty Sauvignon Blanc loving mother of two Yorkies loves the agriculture industry and charms it with her larger than life personality and a voice to match. She can sell ice to Eskimos or even to winemakers. And you will love her for it.
An insatiable fondness for words, carefully nurtured over years as a publisher of scholarly books, finally prompted Johannes to shift careers and seek fame and fortune in the Cape winelands. As journalist at WineLand he is guaranteed an endless supply of good company and fine wine while trying to come up with something witty to say. Which he often does.
Bernard is very fond of nature and will always be found close to the ocean. He enjoys spending his free time with friends, family and – of course – a glass of good wine, preferably in close proximity to a braai and more wine. Other favourite pastimes include reading and watching rugby. Bernard developed his writing skills by writing and blogging regularly for Anchor Yeast, where he was previously employed as a technical consultant in the wine side of the business.
Doronae de Ridder
Doronae is the soft spoken office-pivot and anchor. She has been with WineLand for more than 20 years, but endures and often enjoys the WineLand youngsters patiently. This mom of two girls looks after the Winetech Technical section with great care and attention to detail. Her eagle eye for spotting spelling and grammatical errors is legendary.
Born and bred in the Northern Cape, growing up between the Namaqualand daisies and the sparking diamonds in Kimberley. Carlin loves getting to know new people and making a difference, no matter how big or small. All of these qualities make Carlin the ideal candidate for communications officer at WineLand Media. She appreciates nature, particularly when a glass of wine is involved. Her positive attitude means she’s up for any challenge.
Bubbly and friendly – qualities most people are fond of. And qualities Carmen has in abundance. Coming from Wellington, Carmen has the Boland in her blood and was even involved with women’s rugby in Wellington and Pniel. Off the field and at work she handles administration for WineLand Media and also coordinates the database. In her pastime Carmen loves spending time outside, as well as in the church where she is a deacon. Her ideal holiday destination is Italy.