"It helps to carry all the numbers in your head."
Bennie Liebenberg has a thing about numbers. He thinks in them, navigates by them and memorises them.
It helps to carry all the numbers in your head, so when the grapes start coming in you can plan the logistics," says Liebenberg, who comes to the team armed with 15 years' experience, working with wine growers across the Cape.
"This is probably the best time to be in our industry. When I started in 1988, there were seven students in my viticulture and oenology classes. Now everyone wants to be involved in wine because it's such a dynamic and creative industry. Nederburg is at the forefront of many of the trailblazing developments.