Meet Our Winemaker
The young and ambitious Joshua Van Blommestein has been newly appointed as Manley Wine Estate's new winemaker.
Joshua is still relatively new to the industry as he has done 4 harvests in the wine industry of which two years were at Saronsberg cellar. “Working as an assistant to Dewaldt Heyns taught me a lot more than one can learn from books.” In the time he was at Saronsberg he was taught the importance of attention to detail and never neglecting even the smallest detail.
Joshua brings with him a passion for wine and the process and believes that the art of indulging in the process of winemaking can change anyone’s view on great wine. “I put my heart and soul into each bottle just to see people ponder into the art and beauty of what we call wine.”
The love he has for vines is immense because without grapes there is no wine. “The process of my winemaking starts in the vines.” He spends more hours in the vines than anywhere else on the far.
Joshua studied at Elsenburg College where he obtained a degree in Oenology and Viticulture.