At Springfontein we believe the whole team is reflecting that not only Springfontein’s soil, climate, vine and wine treat-ment is unique, but also, and in particular, its family: The diverse cultural backgrounds, varied personalities and generations play a major role in shaping Springfontein’s vision of terroir. And, over all, we strongly believe that the people are part of the terroir.

So, with Tariro Masayiti, joining us in 2012 we have a COO and winemaker which is inimitably representing the continent. And the like applies for Tariro’s wife, Hildegard Witbooi. Both, Hildegard and Tariro, will shortly become co-shareholders of Springfontein. But our team is much bigger.

Dr. Johst Weber
Dr. Johst WeberCEO & Director
Johst Weber always had the aim that by the time he was forty he would start a venture of his own, something he could be truly passionate about.
A second generation mining engineer in Germany’s Ruhr Valley, he was an executive at the ThyssenKrupp Group, responsible for facility management. After ThyssenKrupp he started an energy contracting business which provided cost-effective energy solutions.
Tariro Masayiti
Tariro MasayitiCOO & Winemaker
Tariro made his bachelor in bio-chemistry at Harare University and his bachelor in oenology at Stellenbosch University, joining the first class accepting non-white students, and worked for some years for Nederburg.
Hildegard Witbooi
Hildegard WitbooiHead of Agriculture, Horti- & Viticulture
Hilegard holds a master degree in horticulture and is heading the estate’s vineyards. She is currently obtaining a PhD on …
Albie du Toit
Albie du ToitGrand Advisor Agriculture, Horti- & Viticulture
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Elaine du Preez
Elaine du PreezHead of Administration
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Mariska Bantom
Mariska BantomOffice Assistant
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Jürgen Schneider
Jürgen SchneiderMaster Chef at Springfontein Eats
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Susanne Schneider
Susanne SchneiderHotel Manager, responsible for Springfontein Eats and Sleeps
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