Monday, December 11, 2006

The Vilafonte winery is almost finished.

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More footage of the amazing state of the art Vilafonte winery taking shape in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Vilafonte is South AFrica's first luxury wine brand as well as being the first ever joint-venture between South Africa and the United States.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Introducing Vilafonté Team members

Dear Team Vilafonté and friends,
It gives us pleasure to introduce two members of the Vilafonté team.
Edward Pietersen (left) has joined our team as Winegrowing Manager working directly under Phil Freese, Winegrowing partner. Edward is responsible for our babies, the vineyards, on a day-to-day basis and has a huge responsibility in this sense. He brings a level of commitment and an obsession with quality that has been embedded into his psyche by Phil. You will be hearing much more about Edward in the future.
Bernard Pré Le Roux (right) joined the Vilafonté winemaking team in August 2005 as Winemaker working directly under Zelma Long, our Vilafonté winemaking partner. He brings excellent experience from Hamilton Russel and Tokara and has been a huge asset to our team. His attention to detail and unwillingness to compromise are his hallmarks which are exactly what is required at Vilafonté. Watch this space!
They are pictured here last week receiving the GOLD medal at the Classic Wine Trophy, the only wine competition in South Africa judged solely by French sommeliers.
Best wishes,
Mike, Zelma and Phil