Our Team


A dedicated team, passionate about wines of excellence and quality foods.

Boets Nel
Managing Director

Boets is the MD of De Krans Wines. Boets completed his BSc Agric at Stellenbosch University in 1980 where after he took over the family business in 1982. He qualified as a Cape Wine Master in 1997 and has made significant contributions to the wine and port industry in South Africa, with many innovative ideas.


Stroebel Nel
Director / Viticulturist

Stroebel, the younger Nel brother, joined the family business in 1988 upon completion of his degree at Elsenburg. Stroebel is the viticulturist and farm manager and plays a huge role in ensuring the continued great quality of our vineyards.


Louis van der Riet
Director / Cellar master

Louis joined the De Krans team in 2013. Having gained experience working with Portuguese grape varieties both locally and internationally, his knowledge and passion has been invaluable to the development of the De Krans Wine range. He was also nominated for Diners Club Young Winemaker of the year in 2014.


Jean-Paul Murris
Bistro & Deli

Our Bistro Manager, Jean-Paul Murris, was born in the Netherlands and relocated to South Africa with his family at the age of 12. He started his career at the age of 18 at the NH Lord Charles, where after he made a return to the Netherlands to gain further experience at the NH Golden Tulip Zandford Hotel. On his return to South Africa, he started his own business Binnehof Restraint in Stellenbosh. After gaining experience of almost 20 years within the industry, he relocated to the Klein Karoo in search of a more peaceful lifestyle with his family.


Charmain van der Mescht
Finance / Bookkeeper
Bessie Swanepoel
Helet Viljoen
Tasting Room Manager
Annemi Nel
Marketing Manager South Africa
Lizé Oosthuizen
Brand Ambassador Gauteng