Meet the team
"I am not a wine purist in any sense, I simply enjoy everything about wine – the vineyards, blending, bottling, marketing, packaging, and above all – the tasting!
Hugo joined the wine industry in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in Oenology and Viticulture with big plans and a lot of enthusiasm.
His harvests in France and South Africa have earned him the title for SA Young Wine of the Year 2007, as well as numerous Veritas medals and a Top 10 Pinotage medal. He has made a seamless transition from everyday winemaking into the business and marketing while still enjoying the challenges of winemaking itself. His favorite Truter family wine is undoubtedly the Blokhuis Grenache blanc.
It was also in 1996, after finishing a Bachelor’s degree in Oenology and Viticulture at Stellenbosch University that Celeste pursued her life in the wine industry. This Ethical Trade and Sustainable production of wine enthusiast cut her teeth as a winemaker for an international wine brand before the twins were born. Nowadays she finds herself involved from the vine to the bottle and everything in between. Her favourite wine is the Agaat John David Cape Blend.
Basson & Chris Truter
Partners in crime
Born in 2006 they complete the family. Always busy to explore and ready for adventure and mischief whilst they help us delivering wine or tasting grapes for harvest time.
Sales and Office Administrator
Theresa has been a valued member of our team since the beginning. She is a key part of assuring that we provide top-notch customer service to each client.
When it comes to wine, red is divine and Cape Fern Shiraz is without a doubt her favourite of the Truter family wines.
Bennie van Rensburg
Business Development, Sales
Bennie brings years of wine experience to the team and shares our passion for all things wine whilst Taste Chenin blanc is his favourite to 'wine' down with.