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Vergelegen appoints Luke O’Cuinneagain as new winemaker

By , 17 May 2022

Luke O’Cuinneagain.

Vergelegen (this website’s 2021 Winery of the Year) has announced the appointment of Luke O’Cuinneagain as its new winemaker. He will take up his appointment around September this year, following  in the footsteps of André van Rensburg (1998-2022) and Martin Meinert (1989-1998).

O’Cuinneagain has been winemaker at Glenelly in Stellenbosch since 2008, and previously worked for Rustenburg for five years. He also gained international experience at Château de Fieuzal  and Château Angelus in Bordeaux, Caves Robert Dietrich in Alsace, and Screaming Eagle in California. O’Cuinneagain holds a B.Sc. Agric (Viticulture and Oenology) Honours from University of Stellenbosch and completed a course in finance from UCT Graduate School of Business. A replacement for O’Cuinneagain at Glenelly has not yet been announced.

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