Rosa Kruger, well-known viticulturist, now the driving force behind the Old Vines Project was designated Wine Personality of the Year at the recent Cape Wine Academy and Institute of Cape Wine Masters gala dinner on Saturday, 5 May 2018, held at the award-winning restaurant Overture in Stellenbosch.

She receives it for her dedication to training in the field of viticulture and her passion for the old vines in South Africa, a project that she has nurtured since 2002. She believes that it is essential to train the entire workforce in the industry, as by getting close to the vineyard workers and showing them exactly how to deal with all aspects of viticulture, this adds quality to the grapes and the wines in turn. Rosa has accumulated extensive experience working in various vineyards in South Africa, France, Spain, Italy, Argentina and Slovakia.

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