About Us

Our Team

Vinlab is an ISO17025 accredited, independent wine and water 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 commercial laboratory industry in wine, water, beer and microbiological, 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

Laboratory Manager

Felecia Paulissen

Financial Manager

Adelize Fourie

Vinlab H2O Manager

Tilanie Wassung

Lab supervisor

Mariet Jansen Van Vuuren

Lab supervisor

Carla Eckley


Bianca van der Merwe


Carmen Welsch


Wendy Mitchell


Mariette Papenfuss


Portia Lusiti

Gaynor de Koker

Caitlyn McCartney

Pulane Motsoeneng

Thina Thukani

Lize Laubscher

Candice Haynes

Stephanie Steyn

Joshua Rapatsinyana

Forget Mavhunga

Caska van Wyk

Leona Dube

Petro Roos

Simòne Prinsloo

Annika Bierman

Kalinke Rossouw

Jonike Dreyer Kemp

Sedrick Muller

Mario Plaatjies