- B.S. Viticulture and Enology, University of Stellenbosch (Stellenbosch, South Africa), 2007
After finishing at the University in Stellenbosch, Louis went overseas to gain more experience and work in wineries in the California and Australia adding to the experience he gained working and studying in South Africa. After 2 years of following harvest and working between Australia and the USA Louis got a lucky break and was able to stay in Australia through a sponsorship program and managed to gain citizenship. Over the next 6 years Louis worked in Orange, NSW and Margaret River Region, Western Australia where he was able to work with some of the Australian wine industries brightest winemaking minds. With 17 harvests over the last 12 years between South Africa, Australia, California and Canada, in many different wine regions, Louis has managed to work in a wide number of wineries across the globe with a diverse group of individuals. He finds himself at the Fermentation Science department in the winemaking and viticulture program where he will be working closely with the students to build an appreciation for wine and the winemaking process.
Title: Instructor, Wine Production Specialist
Department: Fermentation Sciences
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-8136