Distell appoints Andrea Freeborough head winemaker

16 May, 2019
Andrea Freeborough Distell

Distell has announced Andrea Freeborough as head winemaker having been promoted from the role of cellar master at Paarl winery.

Distell’s range extends from premium brands such as Nederburg, Durbanville Hills, Fleur du Cap and Alto, all the way through to more mainstream offerings such as 4thStreet, Two Oceans and Drostdy Hof. 

“Andrea will be carefully looking after our wine brands from a top-line perspective, managing all aspects of winemaking by working hand-in-hand with our talented winemakers and viticulturists,” said Johan Venter of Distell.

“With her impressive qualifications, excellent sensorial instinct, and close to two decades of successful winemaking experience under the belt, Andrea has certainly proven her ability to lead top-performing teams, to innovate and experiment, and to simultaneously create specialty wines and those aimed at broad appeal.”

Freeborough has previously headed Distell’s Die Bergkelder, a job she held for a decade before returning to Nederburg to take over in 2015.





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