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Take five for this heartthrob, straight from the cellar in the sky! Jacques is the assistant winemaker at Waterkloof and his passion for wine is as hot as his hairstyle. Jacques believes that life is all about the journey and when his not mixing up grape juice in the cellar, his out on his surfboard, riding the waves. This beach-bum’s kind personality and love for animals make him simply adorable and his sharp sense of humour adds to his irresistible charm.
If you were a type of wine, what variety would you be?
Probably Chenin Blanc, versatile and expressive of its terrior and winemaking style.
What’s your favourite Waterkloof wine?
Circle of Life White
Pick one dish from Waterkloof’s Restaurant menu to enjoy during the perfect date?
The slow braised rabbit – foie gras and pain d’épices
What would you want to be written on your tombstone?
The journey has only begun.
What did you wanna be when you were a kid?
I’ve wanted to be in wine since I was 10 years old. I use to accompany my father to wineries that were under construction. I got to meet some of South Africa’s most recognised winemakers and that is where the love for it all started. But a vet was also high on my list at one stage.
3 things you cannot live without?
Wine, ocean and friends
What is your all time favourite comedy movie?
So many, but I loved Superbad.
Have you ever thrown up in a car?
Do you think people should eat the fish they catch or let them go?
It depends…if the fish is not “harmed” during the catch, let it go, otherwise eat it. No point in putting back an injured fish.
An angel appears out of Heaven and offers you a lifetime supply of the alcoholic beverage of your choice. What will you choose? (name the brand as well)
Beer, haha!! – Probably Darling Brew.
If you could be born into history as any famous person who would it be and why?
Probably Kelly Slater – 11 time world surfing champion. A true pioneer of surfing, always pushing the limits and living the dream.
If you had one word to describe yourself, what would you choose?
Do you have a secret talent and what is it?
I’m a good listener; you know how rare that is. Ha ha ha!!! No, just joking no secret talents.
Would you rather be good looking or rich? Well rich, because you can become good looking, but I would rather spend my time and money with my family, friends.