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The Winewise Team

Ingrid Motteux
Love of wine and a growing aversion to hospital basements led Ingrid to give up a successful career in nuclear medicine imaging to work first as a vineyard labourer, then as a lecturer and wine writer. Her wine interest took formal shape during more than a decade abroad, where she attained the UK WSET Diploma in 1998 and, soon after, the Cape Wine Judge certification.

Ingrid set up independent wine consultancy, Winewise in 2002, advising and training in some of Africa’s top game lodges. She has been involved as a taster 5-star panel judge for the annual Platter’s Guide to South African wine since 2006, as well as judging at the IWC in London. As an accredited lecturer for the Cape Wine Academy & WSET she is well equipped to provide wine training for service staff.

Delaille Raubenheimer
After graduating from Stellenbosch University with a BSc in Viticulture & Oenology in 2014, Delaille worked 8 back-to-back harvests in South Africa, Argentina, California, New Zealand & Portugal. In a bold career move she took on the position of Sommelier at the prestigious Singita - Kruger National Park, where she worked with one of the country’s largest & most comprehensive wine collections. After almost 2 years in the bush she returned to the Cape winelands where she gained experience in wine marketing and sales, representing wine brands in Israel, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Maldives. During the pandemic, the movement toward a digital environment resulted in Delaille becoming the first employee at one of the world's leading wine-specialist marketing agencies, FirstPour. She recruited and managed a team of outreach specialists and launched wine-focused marketing campaigns for world-renowned brands. A highlight was winning the Best Social Media Campaign - The Drinks Business Awards 2022.

After a serendipitous meeting at Morgenster Estate in 2022, the stars aligned for Delaille and Ingrid to join forces, taking Winewise and Fine Wine on Tap to new heights!
Yvonne Uswahwengavi
Yvonne hails from Zimbabwe and is Winewise’s tireless purchasing & logistics manager. She is responsible for dealing with reams of invoices from around 200 different wine suppliers, so that our clients’ lives are made simpler. She has passed the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 early in her decade spent with Winewise. Yvonne spends much time tasting wines at trade shows and wine farms, keeping up with new vintages and releases. A more dedicated, reliable team member would be hard to come by.
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