Chris van Niekerk

Estate Manager

Mardouw’s olive oil wizard and general manager Chris van Niekerk has a long history in South African agriculture. Grape farming was part of growing up on a wine farm in Rawsonville, and studying viticulture and pomology at the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute in Stellenbosch was the logical next step. Chris started working at Mardouw in 2015. His responsibilities at Mardouw range from managing the farm and harvest to making and blending olive oil and overseeing the production process.