Seasoned, award-winning winemaker Lizelle Gerber has joined Nederburg
Wines in Paarl as its new cellar-master, from August 2019.

Nederburg, one of South Africa’s most pedigreed names in wine, is part of the newly-formed Libertas Vineyards and Estates, Distell’s independent premium and fine wine company.

Nederburg is proud and excited to welcome Lizelle to the team. She brings an impressive set of innate talent and
creativity, as well as practical knowledge and experience to the position of cellar-master. Gerber obtained her degree
in winemaking at the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute of Stellenbosch, following a one-year stint with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). Here she learned perseverance, persistence and precision, she says, elements that are serving her well in her current vocation.

She started her winemaking career in 1996 at Zevenwacht, but it was her tenure at Avontuur in the early 2000s that cemented her love for the vine. In-between her time at these two estates, Gerber spent a harvest season in the Alsace region of France where she gained important early exposure to the international wine industry.

Seasoned, award-winning winemaker Lizelle Gerber has joined Nederburg Wines in Paarl as its new cellar-master, from August 2019. She was winemaker at DGB’s Bellingham from 2004 after which she joined Boschendal in August 2006, where she
worked for over a decade as its dedicated Methode Cap Classique (MCC) and whitewine maker. In her new role, Gerber will
oversee the production of Nederburg’s extensively awarded wine portfolio, and serve as mentor to young winemaking protégé for Pongrácz,

Andiswa Mapheleba, to fast-track her development as a specialist MCC winemaker. Lizelle is known for being progressive, strategic, and disciplined yet innovative. Nederburg is confident in her ability to provide astute direction and inspiration to Nederburg’s team of talented winemakers, and look forward to gleaning valuable insights from her as she takes up the reins to lead Nederburg in its
next phase of continuing a legacy of winemaking excellence.

At Nederburg, they continue to work to the mantra of innovation and discovery, and to the belief that one can never stop learning or finding ways to do things better. Lizelle is a most suitable candidate to further progress Nederburg’s already enviable position in
the South African winemaking industry.

Visit www.libertasvineyards.co.za for more information about Libertas Vineyards and Estates, or go to www. nederburg.com to find out more about the Paarl winery.