Rianie Strydom joined Haskell Vineyards as Winemaker and General Manager in 2004. Passionate about making wine and with exceptionally high standards, Rianie quickly set about putting Haskell Vineyards on the map, competing at the Tri-Nations Challenge held in Sydney, Australia in 2009, effortlessly scooping up awards for ‘Best Shiraz’, ‘Best Red Wine’ and ‘Best Wine of Show’ with Haskell Pillars Syrah 2007, pitted against the best South African, Australian and New Zealand entrants. Known as someone who strives for perfection, Rianie achieved ‘Best Upcoming Vineyard’ by Wine Magazine, and was the first woman to be given membership of the distinguished Cape Winemakers Guild.
Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Grapes: Other Red