The Glenelly Team

May de Lencquesaing

President

May de Lencquesaing

President

E info@glenelly.co.za
T +27 (21) 809 6440

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

May de Lencquesaing is a member of one of Bordeaux’s oldest wine families, the Miailhe. She is famous for the wines of Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, a Grand Cru Classé from Pauillac. Her success with Pichon led to her being named Decanter Magazine Woman of the Year in 1994 and President of the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in 1993.

May de Lencquesaing is a very busy lady. She is Vice President for Life of the IWSC, Local President of the Legion of Honour in the Medoc, a member of the Academy of Science, Letters and Arts of Bordeaux and is involved in many exciting projects and charitable events. Sharing time between Europe and South Africa, this tireless nonagenarian is no doubt the world’s oldest “flying wine maker”.

May’s tremendous energy and passion and her exceptional contribution to the global wine industry saw her awarded a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 International Wine Challenge (IWC).

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Heinrich Louw

Viticulturist & Estate Manager

Heinrich Louw

Viticulturist & Estate Manager

E heinrich@glenelly.co.za
T +27 (21) 809 6440

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Heinrich Louw comes from a farming background, went to Elsenburg Agricultural College and fell in love with the wine industry and the Cape winelands. He started at Glenelly in January 2000, whilst it was still a fruit farm, and managed the development and renovation of this beautiful estate – from turning every brick and stone to planting every single vine. The excellent quality of Glenelly’s grapes today is testament to the exceptional hard work and commitment of Heinrich and his loyal team of farm workers.

Proudly South African, he stays loyal to the tradition of Springbok rugby, biltong, braai and beer whilst sharing this extraordinary dream with his family and Madame de Lencquesaing at Glenelly Estate! Renowned viticulture consultant, Johan Pienaar, supports Heinrich and his team.

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Luke O’Cuinneagain

Winemaker & Africa Sales Manager

Luke O’Cuinneagain

Winemaker & Africa Sales Manager

E luke@glenelly.co.za
T +27 (21) 809 6440

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Luke O’Cuinneagain grew up amongst the vineyards of the Constantia Valley and that is where his passion for wine and the vine was born. Always looking for new and innovative ideas, Luke travelled extensively after completing his studies, working at many of the world’s famous wine estates. After gaining valuable winemaking experience from Château Fieuzal (Bordeaux), Cave Dietrich (Alsace), Screaming Eagle (Napa Valley, USA), Château Angélus (Bordeaux) and five years at Rustenburg Estate, Luke joined Glenelly as winemaker in 2007. In addition to his responsibilities in the cellar and the vineyard, Luke is also responsible for Glenelly’s sales in the domestic South African and neighbouring markets.

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Nicolas Bureau

Export Director

Nicolas Bureau

Export Director

E nicolas@glenelly.co.za
T +44 7557 221567

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Glenelly UK office: 48, Beak Street, W1F 9RL London

Nicolas Bureau is in charge of Glenelly’s export and overseas marketing. With substantial experience in the wine industry, he has been living in the UK for many years. He travels to all Glenelly’s major markets, whilst ‘commuting’ to Stellenbosch on a regular basis.

He believes that the dynamism and the growing quality of the South African wines, combined with the rich heritage of the Cape and the breathtaking beauty of the Winelands, makes South Africa the most exciting place to be at the moment.

What he likes, above all, is sharing his passion for Glenelly Estate and South Africa with wine enthusiasts across the world.

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Talita Louw

Office Manager

Talita Louw

Office Manager

E info@glenelly.co.za
T +27 (21) 809 6440

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Talita Louw comes from a farming background and thus, it was no surprise when she got married to a farmer, Heinrich Louw. She originally assisted Madame de Lencquesaing and Heinrich with various development tasks on the estate, with special attention being given to the building and maintenance of the various houses on the farm.

In 2006 she officially became involved in the office and administration of the business, and today she manages this department as well as the day-to-day accounting of the estate.
Furthermore, she shares Madame’s passion for social development and education and has been actively involved in establishing and contributing towards the Care and Recreation Centres at Glenelly.

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Francois Kotzé

General Maintenance

Francois Kotzé

General Maintenance

E info@glenelly.co.za

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Francois has always been an all-rounder, with experience that ranges from building cars to painting, welding and more. He can always be relied on to find solutions for all the estate’s maintenance requirements.

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Jean-Claude Kangudia

Logistics

Jean-Claude Kangudia

Logistics

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

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Jerome Likwa

Assistant Winemaker

Jerome Likwa

Assistant Winemaker

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Jerome acquired a Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology from the Piedmont Virginia College, USA in 2006. He also completed various courses in winemaking at the Elsenburg Cellar Technology Alumni Association.
He joined Glenelly when the estate was still in its infancy phase and has played a vital role in the development of the wines and the brand.

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Hennie Julius

Warehouse Manager

Hennie Julius

Warehouse Manager

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

From an early age Hennie was fascinated with the process of wine making. It was always his dream to be involved in the cellar and winemaking process. Determined to work hard and use every opportunity to grow in his field, today, Hennie has full responsibility for Glenelly’s wine warehouse. He believes Glenelly has a unique brand and is excited to be part of the team taking Glenelly forward.

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Shirna Lindoor

Glass Museum Supervisor

Shirna Lindoor

Glass Museum Supervisor

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Johann van der Merwe

Cellar Door Manager

Johann van der Merwe

Cellar Door Manager

E johann@glenelly.co.za
T +27 (21) 809 6446

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together. Johann gained extensive experience in the hospitality and events industry. He proceeded to work in a fast, upscale environment, assuring client delight with concepts to wow their imaginations. Excited about good food, exceptional wine and all things elegant, the move to Glenelly Estate was a natural fit. Glenelly has an amazing story to tell with its rich history of combining a modern approach with old world charm.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with passion, some compassion, some humour and some style” – Maya Angelou

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Rosemary Flandorph

Care Center

Rosemary Flandorph

Care Center

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Rosemary was born and bred in Ida’s Valley across the street from Glenelly. As a child she played on the farm and swam in the water streams.
After years of experience working with children, she joined Glenelly’s Care Centre. She cares deeply about each individual and enjoys helping them to develop their intellectual and social skills.

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Vernecia Jumat

Debtors Clerk

Vernecia Jumat

Debtors Clerk

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

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Anja Bredenkamp

Creditors Clerk

Anja Bredenkamp

Creditors Clerk

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Leané van der Walt

Logistics Administrator

Leané van der Walt

Logistics Administrator

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Leané completed a Diploma in Hospitality from The Hurst Campus at Backsberg Wine Estate. Her love for wine farms, organisation and administration brought her to Glenelly Estate’s Logistics department. Her vision for life is “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough”.

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Bronwen Adams

Wine Ambassador

Bronwen Adams

Wine Ambassador

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May de Lencquesaing

President

E info@glenelly.co.za
T +27 (21) 809 6440

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Heinrich Louw

Viticulturist & Estate Manager

E heinrich@glenelly.co.za
T +27 (21) 809 6440

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Luke O’Cuinneagain

Winemaker & Africa Sales Manager

E luke@glenelly.co.za
T +27 (21) 809 6440

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Nicolas Bureau

Export Director

E nicolas@glenelly.co.za
T +44 7557 221567

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Glenelly UK office: 48, Beak Street, W1F 9RL London

Talita Louw

Office Manager

E info@glenelly.co.za
T +27 (21) 809 6440

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Francois Kotzé

General Maintenance

E info@glenelly.co.za

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Jean-Claude Kangudia

Logistics

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Jerome Likwa

Assistant Winemaker

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Hennie Julius

Warehouse Manager

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Shirna Lindoor

Glass Museum Supervisor

Johann van der Merwe

Cellar Door Manager

E johann@glenelly.co.za
T +27 (21) 809 6446

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Rosemary Flandorph

Care Center

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Vernecia Jumat

Debtors Clerk

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Anja Bredenkamp

Creditors Clerk

Leané van der Walt

Logistics Administrator

Glenelly Estate: Lelie Street, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

Bronwen Adams

Wine Ambassador

OUR COMMUNITY

May de Lencquesaing has always contributed positively to every community she has ever been associated with. This passion and commitment has seen special attention focussed on the social development of the Glenelly community, including housing, training and recreation, as well as education for her employees’ children. Her passion and belief for investing in their future led to the establishment of the Glenelly Care Centre for the farm children and the Glenelly Recreation Centre for the farm workers in 2010. Under the guidance of caretaker, Rosemary Flandorph, the Care Centre is a safe environment and a place of love, guidance and togetherness, where children receive a balanced meal after school and enjoy use of the library, laptops and internet access for homework.

The Centre also focusses on the personal upliftment of the farm workers, improving their reading and writing skills and computer knowledge.