About Us

Vinlab is an ISO17025 and B-BBEE accredited, independent wine laboratory in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Vinlab is focused on delivering accurate, timely and user-friendly results.

We started in 2001 with the goal of delivering fast and accurate results and developing very good relationships with our clients, and this is still the main focus today Our knowledge of our product, wine, has always been a main priority and we have focused on adding value by giving more than just numbers.

We keep up to date with all advancements in the wine and wine laboratory industries by exposing ourselves to local and international developments at conferences and seminars, and by liaising with international and local experts. Our comprehensive list of analyses continues to grow with new developments, requirements and needs in the industry. Our Vinlab team members are passionate, efficient, highly qualified, and have a high level of knowledge about wine and winemaking.

The Vinlab Team

Hanneli Smit

MD, Director

Suzaan Esterhuizen

Routine Laboratory Manager

Carien Coetzee

Technical Manager

Felecia Paulissen

Financial Manager

Emmanuelle Lapalus

GC Laboratory Manager

Tilanie Wassung

Adelize Fourie

Portia Lusiti

Gaynor de Koker

Caitlyn McCartney

Natalie Williams

Thina Thukani

Nadine Hennig

Lize Laubsher

Candice Haynes

Stephanie Steyn

Emily Maree

Caron Grace

Mariet Jansen Van Vuuren

Joshua Rapatsinyana

Forget Mavhunga

Yamkela Bawuthi

Meagan Tighy

Leanne Knobel

Carmen Welsch

Wendy Mitchell

Nicole Gerber

Zarielda Roberts

Charmon Langeveldt

Sedrick Muller

Mario Plaatjies


Vinlab Team