Elsa Carstens (South Africa)

 
Elsa studied Enology and Viticulture, lectured at Elsenburg College of Agriculture and simultaneously studied further for her Masters Degree in Enology (with Wine Microbiology as the major). She then became winemaker and General Manager of Audacia Wines in Stellenbosch.
 
In 2009 she was appointed as the General Manager of two producer’s Cellars in Montagu in the Little Karoo of South Africa, called Montagu Wine & Spirits Company. She is the first woman in the history of the South African Wine Industry to hold the position of General Manager of a producer’s Cellar.
 
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