Earlier in 2019, Cape Wine Master Francois Bezuidenhout was appointed as the first South African portfolio taster for Gilbert and Gaillard magazine.
The position was a done deal as the South African wine portfolio has expanded significantly in recent years and the wines had to be reviewed regularly. Previously tasted by a panel chaired by Matthieu Gaillard at the Stellenbosch office, Francois will now be tasked with the role.
“The experience he brings to the team and his knowledge as Cape Wine Master is what we need on the team to grow our brand in South Africa,” says Matthieu.
“A taster who understands the South African wine landscape and nuances of the industry’s changing styles is important to us.”