2004 – Danie De Wet

At the AGM black tie dinner in 2004, the Institute presented the Wine Personality of the Year award to Danie de Wet.

The award was made in recognition of Danie’s work in raising the profile of South African wines in export markets, his leadership in the wider wine industry and his efforts to understand and share information about wood maturation and Chardonnay.


From left to right: back: Danie de Wet’s sons.
Front: Benny Howard CWM, Uda Howard, Mrs de Wet, Danie de Wet, Zelda Spies and Cornel Spies CWM (Chairman of the Institute).