South African winemaker and Swartland revolutionary, Andrea Mullineux, has just been named World Winemaker Of The Year by prestigious international magazine, Wine Enthusiast, “for her outstanding wines, collaborative efforts to revolutionize a region and constant drive to be a better winemaker”.
Californian, Andrea Mullineux, first travelled to South Africa in 2004 for a six month internship at Waterford in Stellenbosch, followed by a stint at acclaimed winery Chateauneuf du Pape in France, where she met her future husband South African born Christopher Mullineux.
The couple then returned to South Africa together, settling in the Swartland near Riebeek Kasteel and established their now-famous Mullineux Family Vineyards. Andrea applied her winemaking knowledge in the cellar, while Chris focused on viticulture. This winning combination quickly went on to receive critical acclaim from local and international publications such as the Platter’s Guide and The Wine Advocate.
The family winery focusses on producing quality hand-crafted Syrah and Chenin Blanc wines and is now part of Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines.
The winners will be honored at the annual Wine Star Awards Dinner held for the first time in Miami, Florida at Nobu Eden Rock on Monday, January 30th 2017.
Congratulations and "Cheers" to you Andrea!
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