Leadership

Gerrit van Zyl


Cellar Manager
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.

Petrus van Rensburg


Board of Directors (Chairman)
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.

Jaco Ramsauer


Board of Directors (Vice Chairman)
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.

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.

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.

Rian Botha


Rian grew up on the family farm De Hoop in Breederiver. After finishing his studies (BSc Agric) at the University of Stellenbosch, he worked and travelled abroad for 2 years. He also worked at Botha Wine Cellar for two harvesting seasons. Currently he is part of the fourth generation Botha’s on De Hoop and farm with wine and fruit.