At Stellenzicht you will notice a dedication to excellence. The focus is on getting the very best out of nature, with minimal intervention, though no less attention. The cultivation of a fine SZ wine requires knowledge, skill, experience and patience.

L’RE Hughes

L’Ré was born and bred in Stellenbosch in the heart of the Cape winelands. A love of biology, chemistry and the outdoors led her to complete a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Viticulture & Oenology) at the University of Stellenbosch.

After working various harvests in California, Australia and France, she returned to her home terroir to take up several posts at leading vineyards. L’Ré also went on to attain an MSc in Wine Business at the Groupe École Supérieure de Commerce de Dijon in Burgundy, France, cum laude, before joining the team at SZ.

It is L’Ré’s abiding respect for nature, combined with an intimate knowledge of her terroir, that promises a fine balance in every SZ wine.

Nico Nortje

Nico hails from Karoo farming stock. Keen to pursue an agricultural career he completed a BAgric majoring in Viticulture and Agronomy. He remained in Stellenbosch where he honed his skills over 6 years before joining the Stellenbosch team.

An avid environmentalist, Nico is committed to the rehabilitation of natural fynbos amongst the Stellenzicht terraces. His passion for soil science and cultivation is already bearing the fruits of newly planted vineyards. His persistent pursuit of balance is evident in the quality of Stellenzicht’s grapes.

Nina Barkhuizen

Passionate about wine and the industry, Nina completed her BCom Marketing Management degree at the University of Pretoria and Honours degree in BCom Business Management: Marketing Management at the Stellenbosch University. Through her love for our diverse country and people, she aspires to tell the story of Stellenzicht and ensure that every bottle of wine at Stellenzicht will be savoured and appreciated. It is essential to her that people foster an appreciation for a good bottle of South African wine. Through her adoration of wine and expertise, she describes wine as an art – a story that means something unique to each and every one of us