Lammershoek means family

The ‘Lammershoek family’, as they prefer to call themselves, is led by Andreas and his wife, Sonja, formerly from Germany and joint owner with long-time Swiss friend and businessman, Fedor Radmann.
Viticulturist and Farm Manager Marius Kotzé
Assistant Winemaker Jorrie du Plessis

30 permanent farm workers with 15 families call Lammershoek their home – many of whom have lived on Lammershoek for generations and know the farm and vineyards inside out.

Andreas Abold
Andreas AboldOwner and CEO
Sonja Abold
Sonja Abold CFO and Strategic Planning
Jorrie du Plessis
Jorrie du Plessis Head Winemaker
Marius Kotze
Marius KotzeViticulturist and Farm Manager

Workers on Lammershoek
– soul of the farm

Lammershoek takes pride in treating its farm workers as part of the big family. This includes the continuous development of its staff, including training in wide ranging areas and continuously improving the staff accommodation and environment.

Children are transported to school daily and are very much part of the friendly atmosphere and Lammershoek “feel”. Every effort is made to educate the team on the importance of looking after their home – and being proud of ‘living close to nature’.

Already in the Abolds’ first year at Lammershoek, space was provided for a nursery school which accommodates 50 children. Onse Skool (“our school”) is funded by a trust and helps children in the area to grow and develop for a future with opportunities.

We are trying to accommodate the growing need for more space. By providing education for the next generation, we are building a foundation for the future of the Lammershoek community – Marius Kotzé, Viticulturist and Farm Manager

“You have to live it” 
– Andreas Abold

“We chose to invest in the Swartland because we saw a potential here that’s on a par with the leading wine regions of South Africa,” says co-owner Andreas Abold.

He and his wife, Sonja, had so much belief in the enterprise to have immigrated to the Cape and spending every moment they can at Lammershoek with their two schoolgoing sons and a daughter – having all made huge cultural and educational adjustments and sacrifices for a more ‘natural’ life at the gateway to the famous Cape winelands.

A prime motivating factor was also the farm’s long-standing history and pivotal role in the Swartland Region’s growing dynamism and prominence internationally. Abold took over the farm in 2013 and originally commuted from Germany for eight years.

“But you have to live it; you cannot fly in and out. To move here was a great step and it’s a privilege to spend time in this beautiful environment which gives one goose bumps … for all of us a hidden gem where we love the greenest of green winters and glorious summers, like a botanical garden with marked seasons. Here we live close to nature and close to our delectable wines born from abundant sunshine and cooling ocean breezes.”

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Limited release vineyard specific wines from “alternative” cultivars, showing the vineyards’ diversity through less conventional cellar techniques. Truly unique wines that reflect some “mystery” from the vineyards teeming with bird and animal life.
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