Our Winemaker

Winemaker, Fish Hoek Wines
A winemaker’s story

Simply put, Juan is a wine genius. It’s his focus on our pared-back approach that ensures our range of single-varietal wines remains simply good.

Brief background

Juan was born in the small town of Robertson in the heart of the Cape winelands. He studied Viticulture at Elsenburg Agricultural College and only after his first crush at Graham Beck Wines did he decide to become a winemaker. After graduating in Oenology he joined Nuy Winery in 2003 as Winemaker/Viticulturist. In 2009 he joined Stellenbosch Hills as Senior Winemaker and in August 2016 he became part of the Accolade Wines SA team. During his career Juan also had stints in California (Dry Creek Vineyard), France (Les Costieres De Pomerols) and Germany (ZGM).