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Lizelle Gerber joins Nederburg as cellar-master

Published:  15 July, 2019

Winemaker Lizelle Gerber is joining Nederburg Wines as its new cellar-master.

Gerber, who has worked as winemaker at DGB’s Bellingham and then Boschendal estates, where she was dedicated Methode Cap Classique (MCC) and white-wine maker, take sup her new role from 1 August this year.

Nederburg, is part of the newly-formed Libertas Vineyards and Estates, the premium and fine wine division of leading South African producer Distell.

“We are proud and excited to welcome Lizelle to the team,” said Niël Groenewald, managing director of Nederburg.

“She brings an impressive set of innate talent and creativity, as well as practical knowledge and experience to the position of cellar-master.”

Gerber will oversee Nederburg’s extensive portfolio, in addition to taking up a role as mentor to young winemaker Andiswa Mapheleba for Pongrácz, wuith the aim of fast-tracking her as a specialist MCC winemaker.

“We are confident in her ability to provide astute direction and inspiration to Nederburg’s team of talented winemakers, and look forward to gleaning valuable insights from her as she takes up the reins to lead Nederburg,” added Groenewald.