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

Admin


Bianca van der Merwe

Admin


Carmen Welsch

Admin


Wendy Mitchell

Admin


Mariette Papenfuss

Admin


Lizma Liebenberg


Portia Lusiti


Gaynor de Koker


Caitlyn McCartney


Pulane Motsoeneng


Thina Thukani


Nadine Hennig


Lize Laubscher


Candice Haynes


Stephanie Steyn


Joshua Rapatsinyana


Forget Mavhunga


Stephanie du Toit


Charné Biermann


Caska van Wyk


Leona Dube


Petro Roos


Janke Calitz


Simòne Prinsloo


Annika Bierman


Kalinke Rossouw


Gabriella Henderson


Jonike Dreyer Kemp


Sedrick Muller


Mario Plaatjies