I started Elemental Bob in 2004 while still studying wine-making at Elsenberg College.
After my studies, I had a few jobs, my last day job was as wine maker for a farm in the Hemel and Aarde Valley where I worked for 9 years.
My own wines was always a side project for me. My peers were always pushing me to take Elemental Bob to the next level. What they saw in me was an individual always doing my own thing, not what the status quo wanted.
As from the end of 2014 vintage I left my day job and put everything I have into my own wine business, while supporting my young family.
2015 is my first solo bottling of wine. I trust my wines will take you on a sensory and spiritual journey.
My wines are always unique, interesting and sensory awakening. I am a independent winemaker / artisan / dad.
I am involved in every aspect of my wine business from sourcing and collecting grapes in the vineyards to marketing.
I source small parcels of grapes from a variety of unique vineyards in the Western Cape.
I create small batches of interesting real wines,
My wines are pure, fresh, focused with depth and layered personality.
My wines are drinkable, food friendly and also thought provoking.
I studied agriculture and my brother called me farmer bob. He’s kids also still calls me uncle bob.
When I made my first wine I called it Elemental wines – after the elements and sparked by the clothing brand Element that I wore at the time (I like skateboarding).
Farmer bob and Elemental wines merged to give me Elemental Bob..
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