10 Questions in 10 minutes with Johan Erasmus, Glen Carlou General Manager


What is your favourite Glen Carlou wine?

Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon

If we were to choose a wine from another producer or wine region what would be your first choice?

Joseph Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches Premier Cru

What do you like to do in your downtime/days off?

Vacations traversing the Central Kalahari in my trusty Land Rover. Days off home playing golf.

What is the best wine you have ever tasted?

Too many to mention, but the first to really impress me when starting out my love affair with all things wine many years ago, was a bottle of Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz.

Where is your favourite holiday destination?


If you were on a deserted island what three items would you take with you?

My Leatherman (multi-tools), good reading material and enough wine.

What is on your bedside table at the moment?

Other than the normal bits and pieces, my Bible and the collected works of Herman Charles Bosman.

How do you define success?

I really identify with the following from Marcia Becker: “I feel that my life is successful if I can live each day with a positive outlook, have a feeling of contentment with my circumstances, have balance in all the important areas of my life, and have the time and resources to pursue what I am passionate about”. I believe it is great to end each day having done your absolute best, and knowing that it was good enough.

If you were not in the wine industry, what career would you have entered?

Exactly what I am doing now.

What is the best part of your job?

Being part of a great Team, achieving our goals and building a better Company.

Who is your inspiration / role model?

Richard Branson

What is your favourite food?

Well aged dry marinated Rib Eye steak

What is your favourite gadget?

My iPad


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