The McGregor Winery Team
Board of Directors
From left to right : Stephan Viljoen, Jan Cloete, Jannie. Marherbe, Francois Naude, Jacques.Jordaan, Jacob Naude
Back: Gherswill Fortuin, Sibusiso Siko, Denver Tiras
Front: Mzolisa Moyeni, Mawethu Simlo, Mpumelelo Ncume, Rodney Galawe
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.
Hugo Conradie - Assistant Winemaker
Hugo is born and bred in Robertson. After finishing school and completing his two years National Service, he studied at Elsenburg Argriculture College.He started his career at Rooiberg Winery and also worked at Badsberg Winery and Wandsbeck Wines. He gained harvest experience in France ( Burgundy and Languedoc) and Germany (Mosel). In 2010 he went back to Elsenburg to study Cellar Tegnology. He joined the McGregor team in 2018 as assistant winemaker. When he is relaxing he enjoys camping and doing Parkrun’s with his wife and sons.
Deoné McLean - Logistics Manager
Deoné joined the McGregor team as Logistics Manager in 2017. She studied tourism in Stellenbosch and was in the hospitality industry for 7 years before she traded it for the wine industry. She enjoys meeting new clients and building relationships with industry partners. She enjoys spending her off time with her husband and 2 daughters.
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!
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 meat and cheese platters. In her free time se likes to spend time with her friends and family.