meet the team

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.

Trudie Webb

News Editor  /  
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 have now appointed her to the Wine News Editor & Social Media Management role. We are delighted to have her in the wine.co.za team

Michelle Ladewig

Manager: Advertising, Sponsors & E-Solutions  /  
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 Web Developer & Web Designer  /  
Dark, daring and damn efficient (don't let the double-barrel surname fool you), Garth is Kevin's programming wingman and in charge of what we call, 'the front-end', i.e. the look and feel of the wine.co.za portal. 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.

Laverné Rousseau

Online Shop Manager  /  
Laverne comes to us with great energy after an interesting career in sales, photography, admin and cruise ship working. She is full of beans and the shop is abuzz! Laverne ensures that when you order wine from us that your experience is fabulous!

Sheryl Faure

Client Manager  /  
Sheryl's background could not be more immersed in wine if she tried! She grew up on a well-known wine farm, has managed wine shops and run tasting rooms. Sheryl ensures that our winery clients are happy with our service. If you want to get the most out of your listing at wine.co.za, just speak to her.

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.

Kudzai Dzemwa

Content Editor  /  
Kudzai is one of our content managers and her attention to detail helps us maintain the high level of data accuracy we pride ourselves on. Our wine clients love her friendly manner - her giggle is delightful!

Malannie Casteling

Content Editor  /  
Malannie joined us permanently in April 2014 after standing in for Kudzi while she was off having a baby! She made such a good impression that we did not want to let her go. Malannie also has great graphic/web skills and shows her worth in the Content Team as well as assisting with imagery.