Franschhoek Wine Valley

Natasha Pretorius Appointed Winemaker at GlenWood Vineyards

After serving 30 years as the Viticulturist/Winemaker for GlenWood Vineyards, DP Burger will be handing over this responsibility to his Assistant Winemaker, Natasha Pretorius. DP will oversee the smooth running of the farm in his capacity as Cellar Master and General Manager. GlenWood Vineyards is situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Valley and is home to a range of award-winning wines.

Natasha Pretorius

Natasha joined the team in 2018 and quickly became an integral part of the team, successfully applying her technical knowledge in the production of the farm’s premium wine range during the 2019 and 2020 vintages. She also shares the team’s vision of continuing to produce high quality wines for both the local and export markets. “Natasha has become a highly regarded part of the GlenWood team, and we look forward to seeing her input in many vintages to come,” comments DP.

Natasha grew up in Vanderbijlpark and attended Driehoek High School, where after she moved to Stellenbosch to study BSc Microbiology and Biotechnology at the University of Stellenbosch. Fascinated by all the microbiology involved in the winemaking process, she furthered her studies by obtaining her Honours (2014) and then her Masters degrees in Wine Biotechnology (2016). During this time she developed a passion for the complexity of wine and the winemaking process. After graduating she started her winemaking career as an Assistant Winemaker at Doolhof Wine Estate near Wellington (2016 – 2018) before joining the GlenWood Vineyards team.

Natasha will officially take up her new position as GlenWood Vineyards Winemaker from 1 April, 2020.


Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.

Disclaimer

Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.

 

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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek
7690

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za