WineLand Media, in collaboration with ROTOCON, honoured 30 young professionals who are making their mark in the South African wine industry in Paarl on Friday 28 May. The 30 individuals from across the country were honoured during a special luncheon where they received certificates and a gift box, and were able to network with like-minded young professionals.
The June 2021 issue of WineLand magazine, with the theme 30 Under 30, is dedicated to recognising the most promising young wine ambassadors in the South African wine industry. “Our goal is to pave the way to prosperity,” says editor of WineLand Media, Wanda Augustyn. “To make this dream a reality, we have to identify and give recognition to the young voices in the industry who are making a difference, by shining the spotlight on them. They will become the leaders of tomorrow and we want to tell their stories, share their visions for the industry and help shape their future.”
The partnership with ROTOCON highlights commitment to youth and technology development in the industry, echoing their mantra of bringing people together. “Despite the challenges that our country’s youth are facing, there’s immense potential that can be unlocked,” ROTOCON director and co-owner Michael Aengenvoort says. “We are committed to the development and mentorship of the young leaders of tomorrow. We look forward to seeing how they will apply and further refine their skills in the South African wine space and hope this award will inspire them to go above and beyond their duty.”
WineLand and ROTOCON hope the 30 Under 30 initiative will inspire young people to pursue their ambitions. “We’re excited to have ROTOCON as our partner to acknowledge and honour the rising stars of our industry,” Wanda says.
The full list of candidates featured in the June edition:
Gerhard Augustyn | Elzanne Bosman | Mariska Brown | Inge Bruwer | Neil Bruwer | Johan de Villiers | Philip Deetlefs | Elsa du Plessis | Jorrie du Plessis | Madeleine du Toit | Pieter Willem Eksteen | Renaldo Fourie | Zahn Haasbroek | Freda-Marizen Jacobs | Mia Marike Koch | Tayla Kymdell | Sam Lambson | Jéan Langedyk | Jaen Lochner | Itumeleng Mohale | Jean Nel | Jill Onkruid | Jacques Oosthuizen | Stefan Reinmuth | Kiara Scott | Pieter Stofberg | Isabel Teubes | Richelle van der Merwe | Banele Vakele | Dianri Wessels |
WineLand Media: WineLand Media is a B2B publication read by a subscriber base that includes more than 2 000 producers and wineries, 750 winemakers, 210 viticulturists, educational institutions, media, key directors and managers, advertising agencies/representatives, as well as suppliers to the industry.
ROTOCON: ROTOCON prides itself on utilising the best and most reliable printing technology on the market through their Truepress SCREEN and ECOLINE equipment, but also by offering tailor-made turnkey solutions for South Africa’s label printing and packaging industries.