SPEAKERS PROFILE - CHRIS ALHEIT


Together we spent some golden years travelling overseas, working vintages in many-a-faraway place, tasting many wines. In 2010 we started Alheit Vineyards in a rented cellar on a friend's farm near Hermanus. Our goal is to show that the Cape's vinous heritage is worth celebrating and protecting, that old vineyards and "ordinary grapes" are in fact wonderful, and that we are only now scratching the surface of what is possible in the Cape. 

 

We have two kids so far. Family is the most important thing for us.