SA Cellar Workers gather at Info Day

Many eager Cellar workers descended upon Goudini Spa for the Information Day - hosted by VinPro and sponsored by Nedbank & Old Mutual. We were delighted by a group of young drummers whose energy was so infectious! I was also pleased to meet so many cellar workers and to find that they not only knew about but used us regularly. How things have changed! There is definitely a sense that workers are being more empowered and informed, and no surprise really, as it will add to the general productivity of the farms where they work. It was an interesting day - and ended with the top 3 CellarWorkers being honoured. They participated in a series of study sessions with Gerrie Grootboom from Roodezandt achieving 100%, and the 2 runners up - Petrus Prins from Robertson Winery & Marius Stevens from Graham Beck doing really well. They also received cash prizes from Nedbank (R10 000 for 1st & R5 000 each for the other 2). This cellar worker program is run and driven by Santi Basson, and she is delighted with the progress and learnings that the workers have made. They are exposed to many wines, finding fault with wines and much more. Well done to Gerrie!