Haskell Vineyards - Our Winemaker
Stellenbosch Vineyard, Western Cape
With a new season comes a new winemaker!
Haskell Vineyards is pleased to announce the appointment of Rudolph Steenkamp to the position of winemaker and vineyard manager, taking over from Rianie Strydom, the first winemaker of Haskell Vineyards.
Rudolph Steenkamp comes to Haskell with impeccable credentials, including that of assistant winemaker to Boela Gerber at Groot Constantia for 4 vintages and an international winemaking placement in France in 2012.
Rudolph joined the Haskell team in June 2018 as assistant winemaker and vineyard manager. It was only 4 months later, that he took over the position of Rianie and since then leads the fortunes of Haskell Vineyards with new energy, passion and creativity.
”After a halfhearted quest on google to find an interesting study direction I blindly enrolled myself at Elsenberg Agricultural College. A complete change of scenery from my life in Mosselbay, I completely fell in love with the luscious vineyards, blue mountains and rich culture of Stellenbosch and the Cape Winelands.
It was the bottle of Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2005 around a "Huis 18" braai which made me realize I had to study harder, taste more wines and soak up every moment in this wonderful industry to enable me to produce world-class wines.”