Winefairy (Katie) is one of our two incredible wine educators and is based in Cape Town. She specializes in wines of South Africa, yet her knowledge extends beyond, having traveled around Europe quite a lot. Witty and always fun, Katie would be able to make a beer lover switch to wine through her fun and engaging teachings. Beyond her knowledge of wine (and of the Cape Town region), Katie is also a fantastic journey director, always eager to make sure our guests are not just well taken care of, but "wowed" by their experience. She truly goes above and beyond!
In her own words: “It has been a long journey realizing the dream, but through hard work, much practice (tasting aka drinking) and many studies later here we are. I believe in Brand South Africa and go to every effort to showcase the splendor that is the Cape Winelands. Having grown up in England and moving to South Africa in the early 1980’s my love for this country is deeply rooted and where better than surrounded by magnificent vineyards and the fruits of those vines. Wine is often thought of as elitist and can be quite intimidating, I strive to demystify the mystery that is wine and just simplify the essence of what is in your glass and why you like it. You’d be amazed at how exciting it is when someone just ‘gets’ it. It is so satisfying to me to educate and share the passion and see the fire that ignites the soul to yearn for more,. I just love wine”.
Great Haywood UK and Johannesburg SA
When I went to Canada in 1998
Either works, just no tents please.
Always leave a little space in your suitcase for wine
Paris, Cape Town, Knysna
Following the footsteps of St Francis of Assissi on our trip to Italy
Now that would be telling...
Chef's Table at The Belmond Mount Nelson
No such thing, other than getting on a boat.
South African Safaris... Walking in the African Bush with the The Big 5
It's a long list but probably London and Paris.
Go to a movie, walk on the beach, drink wine and exhale.
Graham Norton, Queen Elizabeth 2, David Attenborough, Michael Buble, James Martin
My Chanel Collection
Doesn't matter, I'm in front of the camera, not behind it.