Patrick Vusani Ngamane

Wine Maker

Patrick is an assistant winemaker at Hartenberg Estate and comes from a family of farm workers.

He grew up on the Backsberg Wine farm and tried his hand at advertising after matriculating. Backsberg Wines offered him a scholarship to study at the Eisenberg Agricultural College in Stellenbosch. From then on, winemaking was in his blood. He worked at Backsberg for two years, moved to Thefema Mountain Vineyards and joined Hartenberg in 2002.

Patrick has worked a harvest in Bordeaux, France, at Chateau d’ Anglll.

Lunch Spot: Olympia Cafe , Kalk Bay