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Erika Obermeyer, whose family farmed sheep in the arid Karoo, always had a love for nature. After graduating from Stellenbosch University with a BSc and BSc Honours in Wine Biotechnology in 1998, she began her winemaking career at Kleine Zalze in Stellenbosch in 1999. It was while completing harvest tenures in Sancerre, St. Emilion and Beziers, France, that she gained an appreciation for the balance and elegance of the wines of these regions. In 2005 Erika accepted a position as winemaker at Graham Beck, and in 2016 took a leap of faith and established her own brand - Erika Obermeyer Wines. Erika states that her aspiration is to create wines that skillfully convey South Africa’s unique vineyard sites and extraordinary diversity - to capture a sense of provenance, whilst respectfully reflecting the intrinsic character of the fruit. By sourcing and selecting special vineyard sites across the Western Cape wine lands, and pairing them with the most suitable varieties, she has produced wines that embody the very best of these distinctive and diverse regions. In 2019 the Platter Wine Guide awarded her the accolade of Newcomer Winery of the Year and in December 2021 she joined the Cape Winemakers Guild, the same year she set up her own cellar in the Stellenbosch Agri Park. 

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