Considered one of South Africa’s Pinotage Masters with a personal tally of seven ABSA Top 10 wines, including a finalist for the Hill&Dale Pinotage 2002, Guy Webber is passionate about this home-grown variety and considers it his absolute favourite.
Born in De Aar in 1965, Guy attended Grey College after his parents relocated to Bloemfontein, and it was here that his interest in agriculture was piqued. When his parents relocated again, this time to Pretoria, he enrolled at Pretoria Boys’ High School from where he matriculated in 1983.
Guy was accepted to study at the Elsenburg College of Agriculture and in 1988 received his Diploma, in the first class, in Viticulture and Horticulture and a Diploma in Cellar Technology. He started his working career as a Trainee Technical Assistant with Gilbeys in Stellenbosch and then spent a further six years honing his winemaking skills at Clos Malverne and Devon Hill Winery. It was during his later tenure at Stellenzicht Vineyards that the Hill&Dale range of wines was launched in 2003. Over the years, he received his certificate in Wine Judging from the Cape Wine and Spirit Education Trust and became a member of various wine tasting clubs and committees.
Our philosophy is to create a range of accessibly-styled and -priced wines with world-wide appeal while maintaining and showcasing their Stellenbosch origin.