Jim Freeman
3 minute read
21 Feb 2021
7:05 am

Wine in the Green Kalahari ‘Randy makes you brandy’

Jim Freeman

Die Mas is a winery on the banks of the Orange River that produces a range of red and white wines. It is much better known for the award-winning brandies it has bottled from grapes grown on the sprawling farm since 2014.

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'Hi, my name's Gert van Wyk but everyone in Kakamas calls me 'Randy'. I've been working at Die Mas since I left school." Die Mas is a winery on the banks of the Orange River that produces a range of red and white wines. It is much better known for the award-winning brandies it has bottled from grapes grown on the sprawling farm since 2014. ThirtyVan Wyk, 32, has been part of the process the entire time. When the oom who "taught him the business" died in 2017, Van Wyk moved up in the cellar hierarchy and, as a consequence,...