The McGregor Winery Team
Board of Directors
From left to right : Botha Naudé, Francois Naudé, Jannie Malherbe, Kevin Stanford, Jan Cloete
From left to right : Enrico Elders, Denver Tiras, Mxolisi Kwamane, Rodney Galawe, Mpumelelo Ncume, Sibusiso Siko, Kayalethu Zinkawini, Mzolisa Moyeni and Mawethu Similo
Jacques is the executive manager of the McGregor team and joined them in 2008. He has 20 years of experience in the wine industry and his qualifications include a Diploma in Cellar Technology at Elsenburg; M.sc. Agric and a MBA degree at the University of Stellenbosch. He is passionate about his work and enjoys the good friendships that exist in the industry as well as the general passion that exists for the product. In his free time he likes to spend time with his family, reading adventure novels and exploring remote places.
Elmo du Plessis - Head Winemaker
Elmo heads the winemaking team at McGregor and joined the Winery in January 2009. With 20 years of winemaking experience he is still passionate about his wines. He acquired his winemaking qualification at Elsenburg and started his career at De Doorns Winery. He was also winemaker at Roodezandt Winery for 9 years with international winemaking experience acquired in the USA, France, Germany, Portugal and Moldova. In his free time he appreciates the wines of other winemakers. He is also a sport fanatic, likes a barbecue with his friends and spending time with his dogs.
Johannes Mellet: Viticulture
Johannes is the viticulturist at McGregor Winery ad joined the team in 2016. He has 18 years of experience in the wine industry which includes research on new chemical and biological products for pest and disease control, viticulturist in the Swartland and VinPro Viticulture consultant. In his free time Johannes enjoys spending time with his family and participating in outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking.
André du Preez: Maintenance Manager
Andre is responsible for the maintenance at McGregor Winery. He is a N3 qualified Mechanical technician with 12 years experience in the industry. In his free time he enjoys revamping and re-building old and used vehicles, going camping with his family, and competing in 4x4 challenges with his Isuzu called "Worshond".
Megan Clausen: Assistant Winemaker
Megan is the assistant winemaker at McGregor Winery. She graduated from Cape Town University of Technology in 2015 with a National diploma in Agriculture focusing on Viticulture and Oenology. She has past experiences at Wellington Wines, Anthonij Rupert Wines and Fairview. Megan spends her spare time in the outdoors and with her friends and family.
Inge Brand - Accountant
Inge is the accountant of McGregor Winery. She studied Charted Accounting at the University of Stellenbosch after which she completed her articles at PWC. In 2012 she joined the McGregor group and has 8 years experience in accounting/auditing in the wine industry and 4 years in the logistics department. Inge is a passionate and hard worker. When she needs a good earned break, she enjoys water skiing, fishing, taking road trips and having a glass of red wine on the stoep!
Anri is in responsible for the marketing and logistics at McGregor Winery. She started working at McGregor Winery in 2014 after graduating from the University of Stellenbosch with a B.com Honours degree in Logistics Management. She enjoys the creative challenges the wine industry has to offer and building relationships with clients and industry partners. Besides her work, she is passionate about gardening, reading and her family.
Suzanne joined McGregor winery in 2015 with her main focus on sales, both local and international, bulk and bottle. Being well travelled and with 11 years’ experience in the wine industry of which 6 years was spent as a winemaker, she is the perfect all-rounder to have on the team. In her free time, she enjoys exercising and spending time outdoors with her family.
Mercia is responsible for wine tastings and sales at McGregor Winery. She was born in McGregor and she started working at the winery in 2008. Her friendly smile is the first and last thing you will notice when visiting McGregor Winery. She is well-known for her cooking skills with specialty dishes that include her famous potato salad and meet and cheese platters. In her free time se likes to spend time with her friends and family.