She studied Cellar Technology as a mature student at Elsenburg in Stellenbosch graduating with a B(Agric) degree in 2013. After internships at Fairview and Morgenhof she joined Mellasat Vineyards in 2015 to assist Stephen Richardson in the cellar, as well as being responsible for the sales and marketing activities. In recent years Gizelle has become senior winemaker at Mellasat with responsibility for winemaking policy across all varieties.
Hobbies: Music, gardening, cooking, baking
Family: Married, a 4-legged boy Diego
Favourite food: Depends on the season and my mood, I love food but won’t eat exotic or weird things.
Favourite wine: I’m not fussy and it depends on my mood, the wine that made a huge impact on me was Chateau Haut Brion 1996 and Krug Champagne
Interesting fact: I have a degree in music and worked as a music producer.