Susan Erasmus

Winemaker | Cellar Master

Susan is a Viticulture and Oenology graduate from the University of Stellenbosch and spent time abroad, in France perfecting her craft. She joined Vrede en Lust as Winemaker in August 2006.

  • Born in Cape Town, she grew up in the Free State, returned back to the Winelands in 2000 and is now living for the love of wine
  • She heads up the team in the cellar and has an innate passion for winemaking and the vineyard
  • This passion shines in her crafting of wines in a classic New world style
  • Susan is the proud winner of the Landbou Weekblad South African Woman Winemaker of the year competition for 2007! She married her viticulturist husband, Arne Erasmus, at Vrede en Lust (of course!) in October 2008

Duan Engelbrecht

Assistant Winemaker

Duan Engelbrecht is a 24-year-old young and ambitious wine maker in the making. Originally from Cape Town, he loves its culture. With his passion for learning and experimenting he tends to view life in all of its angles. He is a realist and stands by his values. He regards the opinions of others and always insists on lending a helping hand.

To Duan every opportunity is a way to to learn and to better himself. He got his degree at Stellenbosch University in 2016, completing his first harvest at Delheim in Stellenbosch and his second at Rupert and Rothschild in 2017 before recently joining the Vrede en Lust winemaking team.

Susan Erasmus

“Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilisation and the art of living”

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