Since ancient times viticulture and winemaking, like farming in general, has been dominated by men: According to the biblical narrative the first vintner was Noah who planted a vine after the flood waters receded. Yet in recent years, both in South Africa and globally, with a blend of determination, passion, a keen palate and an ability to think creatively many women have succeeded in closing the gender gap in the world of wine. 

 

Despite these advances however, the subject of "Women of Wine" often comes up in the media only at predictable times, usually before International Women’s Day, for example.

 

David Silverman’s long-term project goes beyond this stereotype and recognizes the contribution of a select group of women winemakers and viticulturists in South Africa, not for their gender but for their contribution to the industry, for their dedication to viticultural heritage and excellence, and their elegant, creative and exciting wines. See more ...

Trizanne Barnard - Trizanne Signature Wines
Julia Blaine - Kloovenburg Wine & Olive Estate
Jeanine Craven - Craven Wines
Corlea Fourie - Bosman Family Vineyards
Nicolle Frazer - Anthonij Rupert Wyne
Lorraine Geldenhuis - Elsenburg Agricultural Institute
Charla Haasbroek - Sijnn WInes
Jocelyn Hogan Wilson - Hogan Wines
Deborah Isaacs - Anthonij Rupert Wyne
Rosa Kruger - Consultant Viticulturist
Nadia Langenegger-Barnard - Waterkloof Wine Estate
Yvonne Lester - Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons
Cathy Marshall - Catherine Marshall Wines
Andrea Mullineux - Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines
Nadia Newton Johnson - Family Vineyards
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