Chamonix appoints Neil Bruwer as head winemaker
By Christian Eedes, 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.