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Meerlust appoints Wim Truter as new winemaker

By , 8 November 2019



Wim Truter.

According to a media release issued by KWV, its chief winemaker, Wim Truter, will be leaving in May 2020 to join Meerlust in Stellenbsoch.

News broke last month that Chris Williams, incumbent as winemaker at Meerlust since 2004, was leaving at the end of this year to focus on his own label, The Foundry as well as other winemaking projects.

KWV said that it would be announcing a new chief winemaker in due course.


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    Kwispedoor | 8 November 2019

    There seems to be a pretty significant (harvest time) gap between when Chris leaves at the end of the year and when Wim starts in May next year. Or am I missing something?

      Christian Eedes | 12 November 2019

      Hi Kwispedoor, Meerlust’s 2020 vintage will be handled by Altus Treurnicht, currently assistant to Williams, with both Williams and Truter available to assist.

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