Malu Lambert: Interview with Rikus Neethling of Bizoe Wines

“I couldn’t get a job I really cared about,” says Rikus Neethling. So in 2008, when it was still not very much the norm for winemakers to do their own thing, he did. “I’d been at a co-op and there just wasn’t any passion not that we didn’t make good wines.” This time would prove […]

August 8, 2017
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Interview: Rikus Neethling of Bizoe and Croydon

From the October issue of Business Day WANTED: Winemaker Rikus Neethling, who founded his own label Bizoe in 2008, moved to Croydon Vineyard Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West in 2011. There are some 8ha of vineyard on the property and all 194 home owners are also shareholders in the associated wine company. Earlier in […]

November 2, 2015
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Bizoe Henriëtta 2011

The white blend from Bizoe is called Henriëtta after winemaker Rikus Neethling’s mother and consists of 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc. It underwent a spontaneous ferment and spent seven months in barrel with only 2 700 bottles made, recommended retail price R165 a bottle. Rich and broad, there are notes of apricot and orange […]

November 14, 2012
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