Winemaker: Megan van der Merwe
Megan van der Merwe is the youngest winemaker in the Constantia Valley. Besides the development of the wines, above anything, her heart beats for nature. For this reason, Megan believes that one should interfere as little as possible in the processes that take place from the vine to the wine. That is why Megan spends most of her time on site in the vineyards.
Megan van der Merwe began her career by studying viticulture and oenology at the university of Stellenbosch. Shortly after graduating in 2014, she started as an assistant Winemaker at Constantia Glen. There, she had her first contact with the wines of Beau Constantia. In the following years, she spent a lot of time chasing the sun around the world. In 2017, for example, she worked in Paso Robles in California and in 2018 in the Rhône Valley in the Chateauneuf du Pape region. Nevertheless, Megan travelled back to South Africa every year during the South African harvest so as not to miss the vintage at Constantia Glen.
As someone who loves to learn and grow, Megan was immediately ready to take over the reins at Beau Constantia. In 2019, her success story at Beau Constantia began with her first harvest of her own.