Top 10 South African Wineries With The Best Looking Winemakers


South Africa is known for its breathtaking beauty.

It’s home to Hollywood’s big five pulchritudinous Charlize Theron, Candice Swanepoel, Trevor Noah, Arnold Vosloo and, of cause, Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. The list goes on. The county’s wine industry certainly boosts its fair share of sensuous winemaking gods and we are truly grapeful.

Pass me the cheese platter please.

Thinus Neethling at Chamonix

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Chamonix

With captivating eyes and a killer body, Thinus grew up on a vineyard farm between Worcester and Villiersdorp. The heartthrob’s sister is a winemaker at Simonsvlei. He worked for a year under David Niewoudt at Cederberg and in 2014 began as assistant winemaker at Chamonix . In 2015 he was appointed as the head winemaker at the farm.

Chandré Petersen at Nederburg

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Nederburg

Known for her sweet smiling and attractive looks, Paarl born Chandre initially set her eyes on a career in commerce, but after meeting some winemaking students during her first at Stellenbosch University, she enrolled at Elsenburg to study viticulture and winemaking.

Alexandra McFarlane at Druk My Niet

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Druk My Niet

Alexandra’s sexy confidence radiates through that winning smile and her unique wines. In August 2016 Alexandra was appointed as the new winemaker at Druk My Niet where she will continue with the  philosophy and style of wine making that the estate is known and loved for.

Kosie van der Merwe at Elgin Ridge

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Elgin Ridge

Blessed with beautiful eyes and a groomed goatee, adequately matching his mane, Kosie is out to set hearts on fire. He started his career as a winemaker at Elgin Ridge 2016 and by the taste of things, Kosie is a force to be reckoned with.

Gielie Beukes at Doolhof

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Doolhof Wine Estate

Gielie is that mysterious quiet guy that all the girls at high school would have talked about. This hunky winemaker at Doolhof outside Wellington makes wines that are intense, very much fruit driven, with as little manipulation as possible.

Matthew Krone

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The Winery of Good Hope

With those perfect features and chiselled jawline, Matthew is a GQ cover waiting to happen! Matthew has been making a name for himself in the industry for years and ever since the launch of his Aristea wine range, this handsome gentleman’s career has skyrocket. Who wouldn’t want to ride off into the sunset with this brooding farm-boy? Matthew makes the Pinot Noir for Aristea at The Winery of Good Hope.

Warwick Denman at Marklew Wines

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Marklew Family Wines

Warwick is one of the closest things to perfect with a face that looks like it should be insured for a few thousand dollars. After big wave surfing in the Indonesian islands, snowboarding the Austrian Alps, to sailing Superyachts in the Mediterranean Sea the first 2 years after Matriculating High School, Warwick decided to “settle down” in Stellenbosch where he studied a 4 year degree in winemaking. He produces a premium range of wines under his own name and is also a professional model. You dont’s say!

Nina-Mari Bruwer at Mont Blois

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Mont Blois Wine Estate

The smouldering beauty of Nina-Mari could set off fire alarms! She’s making extraordinary wines in the Robertson Wine Valley that cannot be mass-produced. She pursues exploration of what wine can be and that’s exactly what’s needed in a homogenized wine world.

Tamsyn Jeftha at Boschendal

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Boschendal

Feast your eyes on Tamsyn! Miss Jeftha has been burning a hot trail through the South African Vineyards since 2011 when she was elected for the prestigious Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme. She is a total babe and the assistant winemaker at Boschendal.

Louis van der Riet at De Krans

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De Krans Wine Cellar

His classic romance novel cover good-looks has us all dreaming about a farm in the Klein Karoo. Louis has a great passion for Portuguese  varieties such as Touriga Nacional and also produced a range of craft beer. Certainly a man of many talents and more than a fair share of good looks!