Kevin Kidson

Founder & Technical Director   /  
Don to the WINE.CO.ZA mob, Kevin is where the buck starts and stops. He can be found contemplating The Big Picture and emerges every few months beaming with new business strategies and innovative products to boot.

Judy Brower

Founder & Sales Director  /  
Life partner to The Don, Director of WINE.CO.ZA, and most importantly, our resident chef. There is no end to the roles Judy fulfills at home, at work, in life and beyond. In her capacity as Director of WINE.CO.ZA she is involved on a strategic level as well as heads up our corporate marketing & sales efforts and HR department.

Michelle Ladewig

Manager: Advertising & CellarDirect Merchandising  /  
Fiesty, fearless and fabulous Michelle is a WINE.CO.ZA institution. She is loved far and wide across the winelands for her dedication to her e-solutions, web design and advertising clients. Internally, she is affectionately known as our Cosmetics Queen for her appreciation of all things aesthetic and therefore makes a major contribution to how we are perceived externally.

Garth Hapgood-Strickland

Art Director / Senior Designer  /  
Dark, daring and damn efficient. Garth is in charge of all CI and what we call, 'the front-end', i.e. the look and feel, across all our platforms. Garth works his magic in minutes - having been a magician in a former life. Houdini ain't got nothing on this lothario of graphic wizardry.

Adele Dixon

Bookkeeper  /  
Adele keeps wine.co.za in tip-top shape, making sure that the financial side of wine.co.za runs smoothly. She is our Queen of tarts, baking gorgeous goodies now and again that keep us very happy. If you ever have a question about wineries, contacts, the meaning of life, she’s your go-to gal.

Trudie Webb

Content Editor/Manager  /  
Trudie joined wine.co.za in 2016. She comes from an academic background and took on the Content Editing role with such aplomb that we appointed her to the Wine News Editor & Social Media Management role at the end of 2018, and now returned to Content Management, having handed over the News & Social Media to Dominique Solomon. She now heads up the Content Team, looking after our Winery's content as well as our Classified Ads, Diary, and more. He

Xanthe Leak

Assistant Bookkeeper  /  
Xanthe is an eager learner and is passionate about numbers, finance and fortunately also loves wine, so we are very pleased to have her in our Accounts team for mornings only as Assistant Bookkeeper.

Suheena Williamson

Shop Manager  /  
Suheena originally hails from KZN and we are delighted to have her in the wine.co.za team. She loves dessert wines, and has taken on the Shop Management with alacrity and feels to us like she was always part of the family. Suheena is currently away on maternity leave and will be back on 1 March 2022. Mlondolozi is standing in for her while she is away.

Dominique Solomon

Digital Media Manager  /  
Dominique is WSET level 2 certified and is currently working on her WSET level 3. She has spent a number of years writing for her own blog OFF BEET BLOG, Food24, and freelancing, so we are delighted to have her take over the Digital Media Manager role covering News and Social Media as well as optimising our content to take us to new heights

Niel Theron

CellarDirect Manager  /  
Niel helped out in our Shop during the June 2020 Lockdown madness and we were impressed by his positive energy and willingness to jump in wherever we required assistance. Niel joined us in Aug 2020 and we are delighted to have him and his sporty attitude as a permanent member of our team, managing CellarDirect.

Leroy Matthee

Intern - Content Editor  /  
Leroy is currently doing an internship with us from the Pinotage Youth Development Academy (PYDA), after graduating from their 12 month Wine Tourism Course in Nov 2019, where he also achieved his WSET Level 2 certificate. He is working as a Content Editor for our Directory.

Mlondolozi Frank Mketo

Shop Assistant  /  
Mlondolozi is an intern from PYDA who is spending some time with us learning all about our online shopping environment and is standing in for Suheena as Shop Manager while she is away on maternity leave

Erica Venter

Content Editor  /  
Erica joins us with experience in retail management, in-flight attendance, and a clear focus on customer service. She is a passionate mum and loves spending time with her family. Erica enjoys adventures to the beach, great food and of course wine! She joins Trudie to ensure our content is tip top and our wineries get the best coverage possible