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Rosa Kruger, the founder and chairperson of the Old Vine Project, was lauded in 2022 as the Decanter Hall of Fame recipient, making her the first viticulturist and the first South African recipient in the 38-year history of the award. A former political journalist and lawyer, she has been a consultant vineyard manager for various wineries for over 20 years. In 2016, she founded the Old Vine Project saying "The Old Vineyard Project of South Africa was founded because we believe in the preservation of old vines. We believe old vines make beautiful wines, wines with complexity and clarity, that reflect the landscape." 

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