MEET THE TEAM
Sean worked at Swartland winery as a winemaker for 8 years gaining valuable experience in different wines and wine styles in the national and international arena. He joined the marketing team in 2016 with a special focus on aligning market needs with different product offerings.
Rob started working with Swartland in 2012 and has been a major driving force in creating Swartland’s new brand image. He is based in our export office in Bordeaux, France, closer to our main export markets. Rob’s knowledge of international wine markets has helped us grow our global network of importers; he is always on the move promoting our wines around the world.
Annaline da Fontes
Annaline worked as Swartland’s Export coordinator since 2007, joined the Financial Creditors in 2009, from where she moved to Purchasing Clerk in 2009. Today, Annaline is our skilful Operations Manager, responsible for the operational functions that include handling of filled product, dry stock purchases and scheduling of Swartland and co-ordinating external bottling clients.
Gerda started working at Swartland Winery in 2001 as Laboratory Manager for 8 years, until end of 2009 she became our Quality Manager. Gerda ensures that Swartland Winery complies to all International Food Safety Standards & Ethical standards, and is in control of the Routine and Bottling quality control laboratories. She also liaises with our customers.