Cellar Manager
Gerrit van Zyl

Gerrit completed his BSc Agric (Onology & Viticulture) at Stellenbosch.
Gerrit has 26 years industry experience having held management and winemaker positions at Badsberg Winery, Bonnievale Winery and Daschbosch Winery before joining Botha Kelder, where he is the CEO.

Board of Directors

Director
Pieter Hugo

Pieter Hugo currently serves on the board of directors of both Botha Cellar and Slanghoek Cellar. He completed a B.Sc Agric at Stellenbosch University before serving as chairman of Breerivier Bottelerings Koöperasie, chairman of Vinpro and director of KWV. He has over 40 years’ experience in the wine industry.

Chairman
Petrus van Rensburg

Petrus studied at Stellenbosch University and has a B.Eng degree. Petrus has 24 years experience in the wine industry and has held portfolios such as Director Wine Cellars SA, Director at BBK ( Breederivier Bottling Co-op) and Chairman of Botha Kelder.

Alwyn Naude

Having been exposed to the wine industry since childhood, Alwyn holds 39 years’ experience in the wine industry. Shortly after matriculating in 1974, he started farming on Onderplaas and Olifantsberg. Today he is a director of Botha Kelders, a member of Worcester Business Forum and MBA Noord Boland.

Deon Stofberg

Deon learned everything he knows about the wine making industry by working on his families wine farm. With over 27 years’ experience in the industry, Deon is a non-executive director of Botha Kelder.

Jaco Ramsauer

Jaco is a non-executive director of Arbelos. With over 25 years’ experience in the wine industry, he has served as chairman of the local agriculture union and currently serves on the board of directors of Botha Kelder.