Jean Smit – Boekenhoutskloof

Oh my word! Did you see that cute smile? Pure hotness alert!  This wild at heart sex-god has a real love for nature and likes discovering new places. Jean, the winemaker at Boekenhoutskloof, likes to get his hands dirty and believes that good wine can only be made from good fruit. When you stare into his eyes, fantasies of chocolate springs to mind…and we are definitely not referring to the wine

Q: Single?
A: So not, already got prettiest one.

Q: If you were a type of wine, what variety would you be?
A: Syrah – the thing with Syrah is that you need to leave it to do its own thing, let the wild child free, and at the end of the day it will amaze you with its complexity.

Q: What’s you favourite wine at Boekenhoutskloof?
A: The Journeyman 07 – yes, South Africa can make world class wines.

Q: Share a secret of Boekenhoutskloof that we probably don’t know?
A: Search for undiscovered gems hidden all over the Cape Wineland, put it in a favourable environment and see how nature unfolds its beauty – always be a step ahead of the process and never react.

Q: What cd is in your cd-player right now?
A: Wolfmother – Cosmic Egg

Q: What did you wanna be when you were a kid?
A: A doctor – never know I would be so fortunate to become a winemaker at my favourite property.

Q: Do you think people should eat the fish they catch, or just let them go?
A: My late grandfather (a legendary fisherman from Cape Agulhas) who was one of my inspirations in life – introduce me to one of the pleasures in life – Galjoen – you’ll never see me putting one of those back in the Indian Ocean.’ The Old Man and the Sea’ by Ernest Hemingway is my favourite book of all time – shows you what us fisherman will do to get the catch home.

Q: You can buy any car. What will it be?
A: My father’s ’72 VW Beetle

Q: You can flip a switch that will wipe any band or musical artist off the earth. Who would it be?
A: Kurt Darren

Q: Do you dance crazy when no one’s looking?
A: Like it is my last dance ever…

Q: What’s a saying you say a lot?

A: “Living the dream”

Q: Have you ever thrown up in a car?

A: Have you not eaten “an off pie” after a high school party on the way home?

Q: If you could be born into history as any famous person who would it be and why?
A: Che Guevara on his Norton 500 discovering South America and writing his “motorcycle diaries” – he lived his dream!

Q: What would you do in life if money was not a constraint?
A: Live on a island off the coast of central Africa, help developing the community and dig into their culture during the day, and sit on the beach at night with my wife and Weimaraner and drink Romanee-Conte and eat buckets of crayfish and abalone.

Q: Would you rather be good-looking or rich?

A: Who really wants to be rich?

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