In his pursuit of business leadership, Hein focuses his efforts on building world brands and establishing international distribution channels. He has played a leading role in the foundation of Meridian Wine Merchants, one of South Africa’s foremost sales and distribution companies, as well as Historic Wines of The Cape. As Chairman of Perfect Wines of South Africa, a joint venture with Perfect China, Hein is also actively involved in strengthening business ties between South Africa and Asia. His contribution to business further involves several leadership roles in the South African Wine and Wine Tourism Industries.
My Latest Eats
Salt-baked sea bass, a must when visiting Mallorca!
A Michelin-star interpretation of South African favourites: Mieliepap, Chakalaka and prawns in Jan Restaurant, Nice, France.
Treated to a braai in Italy!
What better way to enjoy the famous Super Tuscans!
Heritage food has always been a passion – and what is more authentic than Portuguese sardines when visiting the Algarve!
Shanghai seafood pan
Quality red wine and red meat
Sunday Family lunch celebrate the tradition of eating together at La Motte.
My Latest Drinks
Delightful choice on a trip to Mallorca. 2017 Mar de Frades Albariño Atlántico from Rías Baixas.
Enjoying French wine with a meal inspired by South African heritage cuisine in Jan restaurant, Nice, France.
You can’t travel in New Zealand without trying the Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs. I loved Clive Paton’s Ata Rangi Pinot Noir
“Port” in Australia? Indeed!
What a privilege to enjoy the Barossa’s Seppeltsfield 100 year old Tawny – part of an unbroken lineage, every vintage from 1878.
One of the famous wines of the world: Hungary's Tokaj Aszú!
Rémy Martin's Louis XIII Cognac. What tradition and history in a bottle! Wonderful private tasting by the passionate and knowledgeable Jörg Pfutzner, private client director for this brand in South Africa.
Dining cruise style in Tallinn, Estonia
Refreshing in Stockholm
My Latest Reads
The Oxford Companion
to Wine, 3rd Edition
The New Wine Lover’s
Harvests of Joy: How the Good
Life Became Great Business
Robinson’s Wine Course: A Guide to the World of Wine
World Atlas of Wine
How to Taste Wine
Terroir: The Role of Geology, Climate, and Culture in the Making of French Wines
Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide, 7th Edition