Meet the Team
Like a great blend, the Bartinney team is a mix of spirited individuals with a lifetime of skill and experience, all brought together by their shared love of excellent wines.
Ronell studied Geology in Stellenbosch and decided to put her knowledge of soil to a more noble use. Winemaking has taken her through 4 wineries around Stellenbosch, all of them estate wine producers. Her adventurous spirit is a key ingredient at Bartinney.
With a background strongly rooted in conservation, and his love and understanding of biodiversity, Coetzee plays a big role in ensuring the farm’s sustainable winemaking status and innovation in viticulture. His motto is: 'As long as we preserve, nature will provide.’
With a background in business management, Lisa joined Bartinney in 2012 to run the wine business. She has a passion for wine and you’ll often find her at The Tasting Shed comparing notes with visitors from around the world.
Dewet runs the wine and champagne bar in town. A graphic designer and artist by trade, his creative touch can be seen throughout. He enjoys entertaining guests and making sure they have a memorable experience. Locals know him by name.
Bartinney has been owned by the Jordaan family since 1953 and in 2006 Rose and Michael Jordaan became owners with a vision. At the time Michael was a banker in Johannesburg and Rose, an architect, began restoring the farm to its natural and historic harmony.
The husband and wife team have always been passionate about making things better and can often be found thinking up new ideas and projects over a few glasses of wine on the farm veranda or at their wine bar in town.
Bartinney was formally established in 1920 by a Harrods director who decided to spend the rest of his life in what he described as the most beautiful valley on earth. The 1923 Manor House uniquely blends English Tudor and Cape Dutch styles with a sixteenth century Elizabethan carved beam of black oak, an Elizabethan wrought-iron fireback dated 1653, and Spanish leatherwork and Delft tiles originating from the Cape Castle. The property was bought by Dr Michael Jordaan (Michael’s grandfather) in 1954 and the current generation is the fourth to farm the property.