Lammershoek’s core competencies and company strengths lies in its natural resources and the people working with it. As can be seen in the above company description we have a very long history of viticulture and winemaking. With some of the highest concentrations of old bush vines to be found in South Africa, Lammershoek’ s grapes have become a sought after product which we are contacted for regularly by other high end cellars to procure for themselves as what has happened in the past. Instead of selling these grapes at great profits we rather add value to the product itself in the form of our wine ranges offered above. Our vineyards are between 30 and 52 years of age, dry land farmed and hence producing very small quantities of highly concentrated berries in terms of flavor and structure.
The General Manager and Winemaker, Schalk Opperman is in charge of all Winemaking activities, Sales, Marketing and all other business related matters. Armed with 15 vintages behind him at various highly acclaimed wineries across the world such as Rust en Vrede Wine Estate (Stellenbosch), Holden Manz Wines (Franschhoek), Chateau Bellefont Belcier (St Emilion, Bordeaux, France), Chateau Trianon (St Emilion, Bordeaux, France), Dry Creek Vineyards, (Sonoma, California, USA). We are confident that there is an even brighter future for Lammershoek and its wines. Schalk believe in building strong business relationships and value customer service and the delivery of a premium quality product at all time as highly important and crucial to the continued existence of any wine brand.
Charl van Reenen
Charl van Reenen is our viticulturist and farm manager. Charl also joined the team at Lammershoek with many years of experience in top quality wine grape production at various producers including the likes of Ernie Els Wines in Stellenbosch. This man really lives close to nature and you don’t need to spend allot of time with him to realize his absolute passion for nature and responsible farming. He is also a good leader for his farm staff and takes great care of their every need. Charl’s hard work can be seen by just walking around on the farm as well as in the final tasting of the wines produced by these exceptional Swartland farmed grapes. Charl will also be planting various new vineyards on Lammershoek to ensure the continuous supply of a premium quality product in the future. We look very much forward to what the man can deliver to the cellar in upcoming vintages.