Boschendal, the iconic and historic winery in the stable of leading SA drinks company DGB, heads into harvest 2022 with a dynamic new winemaking team, including acclaimed Danielle Jacobs as white winemaker, and exciting new up-and-comer Andiswa Mapheleba as new Cap Classique winemaker.
Danielle Jacobs, who has been successfully moving through the ranks of the winemaking team and was the 2020 Woman Winemaker of the Year, has been promoted to the position of white winemaker.
Danielle is the natural successor to take overall responsibility for all white wines, including the flagships of Elgin Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, which are consistently rated as some of the best white wines in South Africa as well as the newly released and highly regarded Suzanne Bordeaux White Blend.
Danielle, whose wines have been past winners of the Amorim Cap Classique Challenge Trophy for Best Overall Producer, remarks; “I am truly looking forward to working with the wonderful array of white wines in our portfolio, wines that have established a superb reputation for quality with the local and international consumer as well as garnering critical acclaim around the world.”
“Our viticulture team manages vineyards in some of the Cape’s best terroirs for varieties such as Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc and my aim is to do justice to these sites as well as to increase Boschendal’s reputation for premium white wines.”
Boschendal’s new Cap Classique winemaker
Danielle is succeeded by Andiswa Mapheleba as Cap Classique winemaker.
Andiswa is no stranger to working in South Africa’s most exciting wine category which is going from strength-to-strength in the local and global market.
Andiswa, who holds BSc and MSc degrees in Viticulture and Oenology from Stellenbosch University, says working with Cap Classique at Boschendal is an honour for every winemaker who holds this wine style close to their hearts.
“Most of my professional experience has been with Cap Classique, where Boschendal has always been one of the reference points due to the wineries history as a pioneer of this category,” she says.
“With my first harvest already in full flight, I am eager to continue the precise and purposeful standards which has become synonymous with this historic estate.”
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