About us

WHO WE ARE

The Wine Flies people are passionate about unique and real experiences. We are the type of hopeless romantics that loves that mood a song gives you - or - to which a certain smell takes you back to a fond memory. Therefore we want our guests to have a taste of those unique experiences too by taking them to those special places we love as locals.

Come enter our world.

Lord Francois

Weighing in at 15 years guiding, travel desk and hospitality experience.

Likes: Dark smoky pubs with live blues, rugby and traveling to odd places.
Can’t stand: Boredom and bad wine.

Lord Riaan

Weighing in at 20 years hospitality experience, 15 years of wine appreciation and 6 years as a guide/operator.

Likes: Good wine, Good food and good company, surfing, hiking and traveling on long motorbike rides 🙂
Can’t stand: Pretentious people, bad drivers and running out of Champagne.

Lord Sharn

2 years experience in hospitality.

Likes: Passionate about sharing good food and wine with friends. Avid car enthusiast. Lover of authentic experiences.
Can’t stand: Dislikes clothes drying racks, people who can't drive and being woken up.

Lady Sue

18 years in hospitality marketing and operations.

Likes: Experiencing new cultures and new wines, coffee and extreme sports.
Can’t stand: Small talk, running out of wine and lazy people.

Lord V

5 years experience in hospitality.

Likes: Good wine, good food and good friends and everything to do with nature.
Can’t stand: Unfairness and snobbery.

Lord Terence

6 year guiding. 2 year wine guide. Love wine 🙂

Likes: Like sunshine and MCC and a good Shiraz.
Can’t stand: Dislike bad wine and bad drivers.

Lord Ian

5 years experience in hospitality.

Likes: Sport & leisure.
Can’t stand: Flies and traffic.

Lord Legend

A new breed in tourism... holding an 8 year experienced title in hospitality.

Likes: Poetic wine affairs, economics and the Opulent lifestyle.
Can’t stand: Critics, interviews, pessimists and hugs.

Lord Granwell

In Tourism since 1998, in Guiding since 2012/13 season.

Likes: I love Cape Town my home City and all it has to offer. I love Wine especially Red Blends. Favourite food is Pot food and fresh Baked Breads.
Can’t stand: I do not like South Africa fail in any Sports & I could do with less windy days ????.

Lady Lieze

I am a professional winemaker and viticulturist and during the busy harvest season I hand-make boutique wines from organic grapes in the famous Swartland region.

Likes: I love exploring the winelands, talking about wine and sharing my experiences; which is how I became a guide 8 years ago.
Can’t stand: I love red wine over white, and dislike instant coffee!

Lord Marc

Likes: Travel, showing off Magical Cape Town and surrounds to International Guests, Bordeaux style full bodied red wines & a rollercoaster junkie.
Can’t stand: Shoddy,  lack luster & apathetic Service Delivery.

Lord Kobus

Went to Cooking School, but never cooked, 3 years Touring experience in overland tours.

Likes: Driving through the Desert, Braaivleis and Poker Nights.
Can’t stand: Traffic, shaving, ironing and breakfast.

Lord Etienne

20 years experience in hospitality.

Likes: Loves South Africa, the ocean and Wine.
Can’t stand: Beetroot.

Lord David

Likes: Theatre, road running, great wine and lots of hugs.
Can’t stand: Wine snobs, pretentious people, bad bus drivers and losing at anything.