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Andre Morgenthal

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Andre Morgenthal

Early 90s, studied philosophy, languages and drama at the University of Stellenbosch. Towards end of studies, started a wine tourism business, mainly offering specialised wine tours to discerning wine and gastronomy tourists, as well as training and consulting to restaurants / hotels / lodges. Lectured at the Cape Wine Academy and wrote a wine column for a Sunday business newspaper.  In 1999, worked a vintage at Domaine Bertagna in Vougeot,  Burgundy.  Returned and took up a winemaking position at a very small 2,5ha Stellenbosch property Clos du Ciel (500 cases of Chardonnay, as well as an experimental Pinot Noir and a Cabernet/Shiraz blend).  In 2001, joined Wines of South Africa as Communications Manager with a focus on media relations but also internal communications with industry bodies, as well as a mandate to be involved in wine tourism.