Chamonix appoints Neil Bruwer as head winemaker

By , 29 July 2019



Franschhoek winery Chamonix, which has arguably not been at its best since the departure of the talented Gottfried Mocke for Boekenhoutskloof in 2015, has appointed 27-year-old Neil Bruwer as head winemaker. Bruwer, who worked as junior winemaker at Chamonix from January 2016 to August 2018, returns to the farm after gaining experience at Stella Bella Winery in West Australia and Ponzi Vineyards in Oregon. Bruwer is a graduate of Elsenburg and was educated at Tygerberg High School in Cape Town.


4 comment(s)

  • Luke29 July 2019

    What happened to Thinus Neethling??

  • Adriaan29 July 2019

    Why does it matter that he’s 27?
    No one says “x” appointed winemaker “y” that’s turning 56.

    • Christian Eedes29 July 2019

      Hi Adriaan, It certainly doesn’t “matter” that Bruwer is 27. But it’s somewhat newsworthy – just like if Erasmus picks a 23-year-old scrumhalf (Jantjies) or Hansen picks a 33-year-old centre (Williams).

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