ANDRIES JOUBERT Never forget that wine is about people. Especially people
Andries Joubert is a Barrydale-born photographer who
who drink while they eat and eat while they drink.
specializes in wine and portrait photography for use in advertisements, packaging, recipe cookbooks, and specialty
These images were captured over a period of three years.
In Vino Veritas!
Ten generation French Huguenots, brothers Schalk-Willem Joubert ( winemaker at Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons), Meyer Joubert (producing wines at the Joubert family vineyard Joubert-Tradauw) and Cobus Joubert running a wine marketing company (Maison Joubert) based out of Cape Town, wine is in the blood for the whole family. Capturing life in and around the vineyard, the movement of fruit, juice, aromas, colour and people in the cellar, is what it is all about for Andries.
SOUTH AFRICAN WINE HISTORY Jan van Riebeeck,
the first governor of the Cape, planted
a vineyard in 1655, and on 2 February 1659, the first wine was made from Cape grapes. This led to the planting of vines on
Bishopscourt, Wynberg. The Dutch had almost no wine tradition and it was only after the French Huguenots settled at the Cape between 1680 and 1690 that the wine industry began to flourish. As religious refugees, the Huguenots had very little money and had to make do with the bare essentials. They also had to adapt their established winemaking techniques to new conditions. During these centuries, Constantia wine was the most prized sweet wine throughout the world, particularly highly valued by the kings and the emperors of Europe. From the Prussian King Frederick the Great and King George IV of England to King Louis-Philippe of France, almost all the crowned heads imbibed it. Legend has it that Napoleon Bonaparte, while in exile on the isle of Saint Helena (1815â€“1821), requested a glass of Constantia wine on the evening of his death
The first half of the 19th century brought prosperity to the industry. The British occupation of the Cape, in addition to Britain's war with France, created a large new market for Cape wines. The vines at the Cape increased within 45 years from 13 to 55 million and wine production from 0,5 million to 4,5 million liters. However, 1861 brought disaster. Britain finally resolved her differences with France, and South Africa's wine exports collapsed. In 1886, the disease phylloxera was discovered at the Cape and decimation of the vineyards followed. The year 1899 saw the beginning of the Anglo-Boer War. The wine industry was in chaos. A proliferation of new plantings caused overproduction and 25 years of hardship followed. It was Charles Kohler who set out to alleviate the situation. His efforts led to the creation in 1918 of the Ko-operatieve Wijnbouwers Vereniging van Zuid-Afrika Beperkt (KWV). An umbrella for its farmer members, the KWV brought stability to the industry, placing it on the road to growth and prosperity. The foundation was laid for today's thriving wine industry
Africa -South -Western Cape 2011
Joubert- Tradauw Sixty-one years ago, Schalk-Willem Joubert left
Wellington for the fertile Tradouw Valley to farm with mainly fruit and wine grapes. His son, Jacobus
Joubert, (Meyer's father) realised the potential of
growing premium grape cultivars for the production of wine and the first premium cultivars - Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and
Cabernet Franc - were planted on the farm in 1982 His son, Jacobus Joubert, (Meyer's father) realised the potential of growing premium grape cultivars for the production of wine and the first premium cultivars Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet
Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc - were planted on the farm in 1982 In the late 1990s, the dream became
reality when an old building on the farm was restored and converted into an ageing maturation cellar. The
fermentation cellar was built in 1998 out of stone from the rocky soil characteristic of the farm. In 1999, the first grapes were harvested and crushed for the
production of wine. The R62 Merlot/Cabernet Blend
(60:40) was released after a 14-month ageing period in Burgundy oak barrels. The production is currently just below 3000 cases per year.
Durbanville Hills 2007
Hannekom -Joubert Tradauw 2005
N eethlingshof 2008
Rupert &Rothschild 2008
Â Darling (R&R) 2007
Le Bonheur 2008
Oak valley 2009
JACOBSDAL Jacobsdal is situated between Stellenbosch and Kuils River on the slopes of the hills overlooking False Bay a mere ten kilometers away. The Dumas family has been making wine on the estate for three generations. The present farmer and winemaker on the family-owned estate are Cornelis and his son Hannes. The estate is 260 hectares in size, of which 92 hectares are planted with vineyards. Grown as bush vines, the crop is limited by extensive pruning, making it possible to produce quality grapes under absolute dryland conditions
NEETHLINGSHOF In 2009 the visual appearance of the estate's complete range was redefined and redesigned to reflect its renewed emphasis on elegance created through its eco-sustainable farming practices. The reds are now more subtly oaked, showing softer tannins and greater harmony, while the whites exhibit a purer expression of fruit. Under viticulturist Eden Archer, phenolic ripeness is being achieved at lower sugar levels through appropriate vineyard-row orientation and canopy management, while winemaker De Wet Viljoen has adopted a regime of gentler handling of fruit and is increasingly making use of Hungarian and other Eastern European oak to create a softer, more accessible profile.
Rupert &Rothschild 2009
BOSCHENDAL The Boschendale vineyards cover an area of 254 hectares. Geographically they extend for six kilometers along the slopes of the Groot Drakenstein Mountain towards the Dwarsriver, to the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain. The annual rainfall varies between 1000 - 1250mm of which most is in the period June to September. Boschendal's size and position allow for the successful growth of a number of grape varieties, and great care is taken to find the most appropriate location for each varietal planting. A significant portion of the estate is planted with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, a signature white varietal from Boschendal. Extensive new plantings of the noble red varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz, have positioned Boschendal to become one of South Africa's top red wine producers.
Franschhoek (R&R) 2007
Wolwedans –Stellenbosch 2010
Uitkyk Farm (DGB)
RUPERT & ROTHSCHILD Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons is a partnership wine production on the historic French Huguenot farm Fredericksburg, between the Rupert family of South Africa and Baron Benjamin de Rothschild son of the late Baron Edmond de Rothschild of France. Fredericksburg is situated on the slopes of the picturesque Simonsberg mountains between Paarl and Franschhoek.
DGB DGB strives to achieve excellence in every aspect of our business by leadership through SERVICE: S uppliers join us as partners in striving for leadership in service E nsure all our business dealings are of the highest ethical standards R eward, uplift & empower those employees committed to service excellence V alueadded brands through innovative marketing and service I nvest to ensure that we maintain the highest level of quality standards in production C ustomers must view us as their preferred supplier E ncourage the responsible consumption of our brands at all times
Benguela Cove 2010
Steenberg Vineyards 2010
Uitkyk (DGB) 2010
Durbanville Hills 2007
Banghoek Stellenbosch 2008
La Vierge 2009
Nok- Joubert Tradauw 2005
Joubert –Tradauw 2007
Steenberg Vineyards Steenberg underwent extensive soil and micro-climatic analyses before a complete replanting programme was begun. There are about 62ha under vine of which 70% is white: Sauvignon Blanc (45% of total plantings) and Semillon. The red varieties are Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. The farm is also one of only a handful in the Cape to have invested in the red Italian variety Nebbiolo. From an initial 2000 cases, Steenberg Vineyards now produces over 20 000 per annum, with a maximum capacity of Âą70 000 cases. The philosophy is that the "wines are grown in the vineyard and then cared for in the winery". Special attention was therefore placed in obtaining the very best and latest known clones and matched to the correct soils and slopes
Kerneels (Rasta), Vetbekkie, September, Boointjie, Stokkie, Piet Mars &Bees, 2007
J.D. Pretorius – Steenberg Vineyards
Â Joubert _ Tradauw 2009
MAISON JOUBERT Maison Joubert exports ultra premium wines from South Africa. Working closely with winemakers, Maison Joubert sells its portfolio of wines around the globe. In 1688, French Huguenot Pierre Joubert arrived in Cape Town on board the ship Berg China. In 1709 he purchased his first land in Franschhoek and named it after the village of his birth in Provence, La Motte d'Aigues. Today La Motte is home to some of Franschhoek's finest wines. A Pierre Joubert family tree known for its grapes, coupled with ten years of passionately promoting premium wines, saw tenth generation Joubert, Jacobus, establish Maison Joubert in 2009. Committed to strong family values and continuity, In Vino Veritas!
Piet De Waal – Boonste Plaas / Klein Karoo 2010
Steenberg Vineyards 2009
Steenberg Vineyards 2010
Olive harvest – Franschhoek 1990
Cobus from Maison Joubert
Meyer & Andreas from Joubert Tradauw
Schalk -Willem Joubert from Rupert & Rothschild
Jacobus Joubert & Chris Hannekom – Lentelus Farm 2004
Banghoek - DGB - 2010
Whole berry fermentation- Château Petrus 1997
Andries Joubert Photography *Photographer of Wine *Internet Publisher - 45 IMAGES
Project: Wine Photography
** Internet publication “WINE - SOUTH AFRICA” Selected images can be published on ISSUU, a leading Internet digital publishing house www.issuu.com/andriesjoubertphotography
Professional photographic services for the architectural, interior design, hospitality, advertising and wine industry. Also includes stock, and personal work. • The goal is to capture the essence of wine, from soil to vine, barrel to bottle and bottle to glass • Selected photographs can be printed in a book form or online publication for marketing and advertising purposes.
For more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch in person. Andries Joubert Photography Cape Town Contact www.andriesjoubert.com email@example.com 0828200354
Compilation of harvest and vineyard photography capture over a period of three years.