Our People

Conrad Vlok

The Winemaker

Conrad Vlok, our winemaker, is an unpretentious, hospitable man. While intelligently able to combine the art and science that is viticulture and wine-making, he is not a man to stand on ceremony.

His eyes twinkle with enthusiasm as he cracks oysters, braais fresh kabeljou and talks about the wines that are Strandveld and First Sighting.

“First Sighting is wine for drinking and enjoying. True to its coastal origins, you will find that slow ripening has yielded generous flavours,” Conrad enthuses.

“Decisions in the vineyards and in the cellar are all with one idea in mind; creating a versatile wine that will drink well on its own and will also be the perfect accompaniment to the type of food we tend to eat every day.. or for special occasions.”

Conrad goes on to describe the Strandveld Wines: “The Strandveld Wines are for the more serious wine lover who wishes to experience a specific part of our Elim Terroir.

Conrad Vlok, Winemaker at Strandveld Vineyards

Jackie Rabé

Sales & Marketing Director

After completing her Honours Degree in Wine Biotechnology at Stellenbosch University, Jackie decided to focus on a different aspect of the wine industry and has been working in sales and marketing for over 10 years.

Jackie Rabé, Sales & Marketing Director