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Peter Stewart – Executive Director
Pete has two passions in life: wine and surfing. He has lived and worked in Cape Town all his life. An information technology specialist, he has held executive directorships of listed insurance companies and after retiring in 1999, he continues to consult as a business strategist. However, over the past 10 years he has dedicated his time and resources to establishing Eagles’ Nest as a commercially viable wine farm. When Pete is not overseeing the management of the farming operations, he can be found riding some of the more notorious breaks off the Cape coast in pursuit of the perfect wave. His favourite wine? Eagles’ Nest Viognier every time.
Learn more about Pete here
Stuart Botha – Winemaker
Originally from Durban, but schooled at Wynberg Boys’ High School and Elsenberg, Stuart is the quintessential modern winemaker: obsessive about quality at every stage of the winemaking process, hugely knowledgeable about winemaking techniques in various international wine regions and driven to ensure that our wines are a true reflection of their terroir. After graduating, Stuart worked at our neighbouring farm Constantia Glen before heading off to work in St Emillion in Bordeaux. Since joining Eagles’ Nest before the 2008 harvest, Stuart oversees all aspects of the winemaking process. What, in Stuart’s view, makes a great wine? It is a wine that is true to its origin, is unique in its flavour profile and is the embodiment of finesse, complexity and elegance.
Kobus Jordaan – Farm Manager / Viticulturist
Born and raised in Worcester, Kobus is a farmer through and through. At the end of the day, when all the workers have gone home, you can still see him walking through the vineyards and checking on his beloved vines. Having graduated from Elsenberg in 1977, Kobus spent nearly four years working at Plaisir de Merle before Dougie Jooste – having spotted this talented young assistant farm manager – hired him to help establish the vineyards at his new farm, Klein Constantia. He spent 25 years there and his knowledge of Constantia is unparalleled. Since joining Eagles’ Nest in 2008, Kobus has played a pivotal role in ensuring that the grapes that come into the cellar are a true reflection of our very unique terroir.
Du Toit Hoffman – Marketing Manager
Du Toit has a passion for the wine, and has spent his entire professional career in the wine industry. After completing a National Marketing Diploma (Cape Technikon) and Commerce degree (University of Stellenbosch), he spent two years in the wine industry in the United Kingdom. In recent years he has been involved with top premium SA Wine brands, including Cape Exclusive Wines (DGB affiliate), Saxenburg, Rhebokskloof, Lanzerac/Lourensford and Hamilton Russell Vineyards
Mobile: 083 472 3919
Telephone: 021 794 3359
Kaylee Stewart – Brand Manager: Tasting Room, Sales & Marketing (Western Cape)
Born and raised on Eagles’ Nest, Kaylee has a love for Eagles’ Nest that runs deep through her veins. After matriculating from Herschel Girls School Kaylee completed a degree in Psychology and English from Stellenbosch University, followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from the University of Cape Town. Kaylee joined the Eagles’ Nest team at the end of 2011 to build on her families involvement. Since, she has enthusiastically taken up the role of managing the tasting room, local Cape Town trade and fulfilling certain public relation and marketing roles.
Mobile: 083 273 3928
Telephone: 021 794 4095
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