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Cornel Olivier

Born and raised among the beautiful vineyards of Stellenbosch, South Africa, I worked closely with my grandfather on the family farm where I learned about growing grapes and making wine. After graduating from Elsenburg Agricultural College with a degree in Viticulture and Wine Science, I worked for two wineries in the Stellenbosch area gaining experience in making prestigious wines. In 1999 I moved across the planet to the Old Mission Peninsula and kick-started my career making cool climate wines.

During my tenure as winemaker at a neighboring winery, I made several different international award winning wines and earned the reputation as a world class winemaker. My philosophy is that good wine is made in the vineyard, and a guiding hand in the cellar is all it takes to make quality wines.

“The key to success is to not dream about it, but to set goals and achieve them”.

Cornel Olivier