Tasting Room Manager – Hartenberg Wine Estate, South Africa
Rodrick, who lives in Cape Town, has worked at Hartenberg since November 2018, and assumed the role of Tasting Room Manager 3 years ago. He holds a Level 4 Diploma in Wine & Spirits from WSET. He completed the diploma in 2021 having passed with Merit, and became the first person of colour in South Africa to hold the qualification. He has worked in the South African wine industry for 14 years. His experience is mainly in the hospitality sector, having worked initially in restaurants, then moving on to tasting rooms on wine farms. His ambition is to visit all the classic regions of the wine world in his lifetime. He one day hopes to add the Master of Wine title to his name, and help grow the wine culture in his home country.