From a budding age, Andrea Freeborough was clear about her calling to be a winemaker. After school she swiftly acquired an honours degree in viticulture, another in winemaking, and then began working as an assistant winemaker at Neethlingshof in Stellenbosch. Soon she was appointed a fully-fledged winemaker, working under former Nederburg cellar master Razvan Macici. Just four-and-a-half years later she was appointed to head Distell's Die Bergkelder, a job she held for a decade before returning to Nederburg to take over from Razvan in mid-2015.
This is a modest account of her working life, considering many of her award-winning Fleur du Cap wines and others made under her direction, such as the celebrated Lomond range.
Freeborough is thrilled to come full circle to the familiar Nederburg aromas she so enjoys; fruit, yeast, wood, darkness and quiet. “Every morning I just can't wait to get to the cellar!"