Stephan Joubert, dedicated viticulturist and group winemaker at Boschendal, whose passionate ‘Vine to Wine’ approach places him firmly at the root of the winemaking process, prides himself on supplying the winemaking team with grapes of exceptional quality. Having completed a BSC Agriculture in Winemaking and Viticulture before completing his Honours in Viticulture at the University of Stellenbosch, Stephan applies his knowledge to the complete winemaking process, spending time both in the vineyards and in the cellar as well as a judge at various local wine competitions.
Stephan manages all grower relations and grape buying throughout the Western Cape and harvests the fruit of his labour by overseeing all logistics of grape intake, tasting each block before harvest to ensure that grapes are picked at optimum ripeness.
Passionate about understanding the diverse terroir influences, Stephan enjoys savouring an excellent glass of wine with his wife outdoors in full knowledge of its ethical source, while enjoying the company of his two children.
Having joined the Boschendal team in 2006, Stephan revels in the challenge of sourcing the noblest grape varieties from the best vineyards South Africa has to offer.