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Recent winemaker moves

By , 11 November 2020

Yvonne Lester.

Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons have announced that head winemaker Yvonne Lester will be leaving the company after nearly two decades. She began her career there in September 2001 taking up her current position in 2012. Her intension is to take some time off before “exploring new opportunities in the wine industry”.

Meanwhile, Vriesenhof in Stellenbosch has made known that Nicky Claasens will be departing after 13 years of being winemaker – he and his wife Bettina will be emigrating to Germany.

Replacements have not yet been disclosed.


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