Wine Enthusiast names Andrea Mullineux as Winemaker of the Year 2016

November 11, 2016
by Christian
in News
with 1 Comment
Andrea Mullineux

Andrea Mullineux.

US publication Wine Enthusiast has named Andrea Mullineux its 2016 Winemaker of the Year as part of its annual Wine Star Awards.

These awards honour individuals and companies that have contributed to the success of the wine industry and have shown “energy, courage, groundbreaking vision and business acumen”. This is the first time a South African winemaker has received this honour and only the third woman winemaker winner in the 17-year history of the awards.

Andrea Mullineux is co-owner and winemaker at Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, with brands: Mullineux based in the Swartland region at Roundstone Farm, as well as a new and yet to be released project based in Franschhoek at the Leeu Estate. Mullineux also has a California brand, Fog Monster Wines and is a member of the Cape Winemaker’s Guild.

Since the launch of the Mullineux brand in 2007, Mullineux, together with her co-founder and husband Chris, has notched up 18 five-star wine ratings from Platter’s South African Wine Guide as well as being named Winery of the Year in both 2014 and 2016.

The 2016 winners will be honoured at the Wine Star Awards Dinner in January 2017 in Miami. To see the winners in full, click here.

Tagged , , ,

Share this post

One Comment

  1. Ursula van RooyenJanuary 3, 2017 at 8:41 amReply

    Hi I am trying to send Andrea Mullineux a message or to get in touch with any lady wine maker for advise cause my daughter wants to study viticulture. I really want some guidence.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


AEC v1.0.4
  • No upcoming events
AEC v1.0.4
newlstter2 Get the biggest stories of the past fortnight sent directly to your inbox. subscribe

Wine magazine was published from October 1993 until September 2011 & now lives on in digital form as We cover everything to do with SA fine wine.

XSLT Plugin by Leo Jiang