Head Winemaker and Managing Director
Louis has walked the long road with Ernie since the brands inception during 1999 and has been father to each and every wine produced. His understanding of the terroir, and performance levels of these vineyards have been a key ingredient to the success.
With two 93/100 ratings in the Wine Spectator for its first two vintages and the first South African red wine to reach such a high score, the Ernie Els red was also awarded a 4 and 5 star rating consecutively.
Through his hands-on approach, Louis' blended red wines are unique in every sense of the word. Down to earth, he shows a total dedication to creating premium wines and has continued to distinguish himself as an exceptionally gifted winemaker.