Michael Langenhoven, our winemaker, was formerly at Boschendal and prior to that at La Motte. The talented wine devotee also has international winemaking experience, having guided successful harvests in France’s Rhône Valley (M.Chapoutier, 2009), Sancerre (Pascal Jolivet, 2011) and California’s Dry Creek Vineyards in 2004 and 2005.
Langenhoven accredits his love for winemaking to his family roots in the industry. His Granduncle was an accomplished winemaker and Michael was fortunate enough to grow up close to the winelands. With a tenured career spanning over 17 years, one of Michael’s proudest accomplishments was the first double gold medal that he won at the VERITAS Wine awards, one of South Africa’s most sought after wine competitions.
Michael’s hopes are to contribute in growing the accomplished Mont Rochelle legacy of excellent wines.
Find out what it takes to make award-winning vintages here.