The Faces Of Steenberg Wines
Steenberg Cellar Master Elunda Basson is an accomplished winemaker and respected specialist of her craft. She joined Steenberg Vineyards in June 2019 at the pinnacle of an illustrious career spanning over two decades making still and sparkling wines for leaders in the industry.
Tasked with the entire winemaking operation at this landmark wine farm in the Constantia Wine Valley, Elunda is supported by an experienced viticulture and cellar team who share a deep understanding of the winemaking culture that is quintessentially Steenberg.
Johann de Swardt
Johann De Swardt has been nurturing and tending to our vineyards since 1999, something which he is passionate about.
Johann has an emotional dedication to animals and nature which is bred deeply within him – something a true farmer cannot prosper without.
Johann’s philosophy is: “to have a winning farm/business, you have to be hard on standards, soft on people, farm with nature and above all, put in more than you take out.”
Johann and his team nurture the vineyards from young vines to full production and are committed to ensuring that the quality of fruit is worthy of the Steenberg label.
Production & Cellar Team
Our Cellar Team plays an important role in the operation of our Wine Cellar and ensuring that everything runs smoothly while controlling the quality of our wine.
Our Production Team completes the finished product. Bottling, disgorging, labelling and packing are all performed meticulously with an eye for detail ensuring that the quality standards are maintained.
Johann's Vineyard Team strives to give of their best to Steenberg by cultivating our vineyards to produce the healthiest grapes of the best quality.
The quality of these grapes is what determines the quality of the wine and our winemaking team have said that, they "merely guide the grapes into the bottle", proving that quality is root deep.