Meet the team

Morné le Roux

General Manager

Morné joined Swartland Winery in 2002 as Financial Accountant, and was promoted to Financial Manager in 2003.

He was appointed General Manager in 2011.

Sean Niewoudt


Sean worked at Swartland winery as a winemaker for 8 years gaining valuable experience in different wines and wine styles in the national and international arena. He joined the marketing team in 2016 with a special focus on aligning market needs with different product offerings.

Robert Mackinlay

Export Manager

Rob started working with Swartland in 2012 and has been a major driving force in creating Swartland’s new brand image. He is based in our export office in Bordeaux, France, closer to our main export markets. Rob’s knowledge of international wine markets has helped us grow our global network of importers; he is always on the move promoting our wines around the world.

Annaline da Fontes

Operational Manager

Annaline worked as Swartland’s Export coordinator since 2007, joined the Financial Creditors in 2009, from where she moved to Purchasing Clerk in 2009. Today, Annaline is our skilful Operations Manager, responsible for the operational functions that include handling of filled product, dry stock purchases and scheduling of Swartland and co-ordinating external bottling clients.

Gerda Eygelaar

Quality Manager

Gerda started working at Swartland Winery in 2001 as Laboratory Manager for 8 years, until end of 2009 she became our Quality Manager. Gerda ensures that Swartland Winery complies to all International Food Safety Standards & Ethical standards, and is in control of the Routine and Bottling quality control laboratories. She also liaises with our customers.

Nicolene Cronje


Started working at Swartland Winery in 2008 as Creditors Clerk. She was promoted to Assistant Accountant in 2014, and appointed Financial Manager in 2015.

Stiaan Swatton

Production Manager

Stiaan started at Swartland Winery in 2008 as Bottling Co-ordinator. He is overseas the effective management of the winery’s production. (Bottling and Bag-in-a-Box)

Christo Koch

Cellar Master

He has more than 32 years experience at Swartland Winery as winemaker and more than 10 years experience in bottling.

Margot Kemp

HR Manager

Margot was employed at Swartland Winery in 1999. She is responsible for the effective implementation of all staff duties in order to ensure that personnel practices are met with legal requirements, and to ensure a safe and pleasant work environment for personnel.