Abrie finished his B.Sc. Agric at the University of Stellenbosch in 1997 and immediately joined Swartland Winery. During this time he also completed 3 vintages in Germany before joining Kanonkop Estate in 2002 and today is the cellarmaster of Kanonkop.
He accumulated many Veritas Double Gold Awards, various John Platter 5 star awards, Caylon and Decanter Trophies etc. At the 2008 International Wine and Spirit Competition held in London, Abrie received the Pichon Longueville Comtesse da Lalande Trophy for best blended Red Wine and became only the 4th South African winemaker to receive the Wolff Blass Trophy for International Winemaker of the Year at the same competition.
Abrie is a Management Committee member of the Pinotage Association.
Kanonkop Estate. Stellenbosch.
Tel. +27 (21) 884 4656.