Wynand completed his BSc Oenology from Stellenbosch University afterwhich he worked as assistant winemaker at Ernie Els and Rust en Vrede. Wynand has done harvests in Burgundy, Austria and the South of France. He was appointed as Winemaker at Rickety Bridge in 2007 where he discovered his passion for Franschhoek Semillon. Wynand works very closely with Basil Landau in his Semillon Vineyard which was planted in 1905 and makes two Semillons from this Vineyard, as well as Paulina’s Reserve Semillon.