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The organization was formed by a number of Shiraz producers with the purpose of establishing an association that could act in the interests of all producers of Shiraz in South Africa.

The main objective of the organization is to promote the image of South African Shiraz and to establish an acceptance of wines produced from this cultivar, thus ensuring that it is enjoyed both locally and internationally.

Shiraz SA aims to

The committee entrusted with the responsibility of the organization’s management is elected at the Annual General Meeting and is made up of winemakers and viticulturists that devote some of their valuable time to govern the association for the benefit of all its members.

Riaan Moller (Vice Chairman)

Like so many of his fellow winemakers, Riaan also studied at Elsenburg. He started his career in the local wine industry by joining Slaley before moving on for stints at Sentinal, Kleine Zalze and Guardian Peak.

A job at Beauna Vista in Carneros California followed but it was not long before he returned to South African soil to join Spier. He joined Perdeberg Winery in 2006.

Membership is open to all producers of Shiraz as well as individuals with a special interest in the cultivar.

Should you wish to become a member of Shiraz SA kindly complete the application form and submit to the office.

A once-off enrolment fee of R200.00 and membership fee of R500.00 are payable for the year ending 30 June. Please pay by cheque or direct deposit into the Association’s account No. 2389028411 (Savings Account) at Nedbank, Paarl, branch code 138905, and send the proof of payment to Kindly quote invoice number.

Membership forms can be downloaded here:


Francois Haasbroek

After spending a number of harvests in some of the world’s renowned wine producing areas Francois joined Kevin Arnold at Waterford Estate where he spent 9 years. He now runs his own business Blackwater Wines as well as consulting for other wineries. His motto in life is to stick to the basics but to execute them perfectly.

Kobie Viljoen

Kobie who recently ventured into his own business, Villion Family Wines, ran the winemaking operation at Gabrielskloof in Bot River from 2008. He has an intense passion for Shiraz and  believes a winemaker needs diversity to achieve complexity, the two qualities found right here in South Africa’s people and nature.

Edmund Terblanche (Chairman)

Edmund has been Cellar Master at La Motte since 2003 and become Shiraz SA’s first Chairman in 2008. His enthusiasm for Shiraz is obvious and says with a mischievous wink “A Shiraz blend is almost as good as a straight Shiraz …”

Elzette du Preez

Elzette is full time winemaker at De Grendel Wines and says her goal is not only to keep and open mind in wine and never being too old to learn, but also to create her own style, combining the best technological innovation has to offer with the proven paths perfected over centuries.

Leon Dippenaar

Leon is a viticultural consultant at VinPro and juggles his job with making wine at Auction Crossing private cellar between Worcester and De Doorns.

Alecia Boshoff

Born and bred in the Swartland, Alecia Admits that she is fanatical about Shiraz and gets ample opportunity to live her dream at Riebeek Cellar where she is responsible for the production of their red wines.

David Sadie

David studied B.Sc Agric at Stellenbosch University. He followed this up with visits to New Zealand and France before returning to South Africa to join amongst other renowned wineries, Saronsberg and Lemberg. These days David and his wife Nadia co-own Sadie Oenology and manage their own brand David.

Stephan Basson

Stephan grew up on the family farm Nooitgedacht in die Paardeberg region of Malmesbury and these days produces his own wine under the Babylon’s Peak label. Shiraz is one of his favourite cultivars because of its versatility and is therefore one of the building blocks in all his blends.