SPEAKERS PROFILE - BRAHAM OBERHOLTZER


He started his career in the Department of Agriculture as soil science researcher in 1990 where he obtained a Masters degree in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition at the University of Pretoria.  He joined the Elsenburg Agricultural College near Stellenbosch in 1997 as soil science and environmental lecturer up to 2004 when he joined VinPro. 

Braham’s attention and studies over the years were focused on surveying soils, the nutritional management thereof as well as evaluating soil preparations, which he considers as one of the most critical viticultural practices for sustainable / profitable winegrowing. With Winetech funding he also published Soil Association books called Catena for 5 mayor viticultural areas in the Western Cape. 

He can be contacted at: 072 070 3194 (cell) or brahamo@vinpro.co.za