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WineLand Media & ROTOCON 30 Under 30 Awards

Change-makers, innovators and revenue generators. The rising stars of the South African wine industry are transforming the landscape as we know it. Meet the 2022 young wine professionals who are changing wine businesses and cultures from the inside out.

WineLand Media – in collaboration with ROTOCON – hosted the 30 Under 30 Award Luncheon on 2 June to recognise the most promising young professionals actively working in the SA wine industry.

Now in its third year, the 2022 WineLand & ROTOCON 30 Under 30 Award Luncheon was held in style at the Wine Arc, the new hub for black-owned wine brands in Stellenbosch.

Each year, WineLand dedicates the June print issue to honour 30 of SA wine’s boldest minds from various backgrounds and sectors in the wine value chain, including soil scientists, sommeliers, winemakers, wine marketers, academics, PR and marketing professionals, harvest assistants and brand ambassadors.

“We continue to shine the spotlight on the young voices who make a difference,” says editor of WineLand, Wanda Augustyn.

For the second consecutive year, leading technology supplier for South Africa’s label printing and packaging industry, ROTOCON has committed its sponsorship to this initiative. As a trusted partner of this event, ROTOCON is dedicated to the development and mentorship of the young leaders of tomorrow, echoing their mantra of #bringingpeopletogether.

“Despite the challenges that our country’s youth are facing, there’s immense potential to be unlocked,” says ROTOCON director and co-owner Michael Aengenvoort.

“Giving back is engrained in ROTOCON’s DNA. We’re committed to uplifting and honouring the future stars of tomorrow. We’re confident that this award will inspire them to go above and beyond their duty,” he says.

Wanda says WineLand is grateful for the support of ROTOCON. “Together, we form a powerful synergy dedicated to identifying and recognising our industry’s future leaders and thus, paving their way to prosperity.

“In order to grow this industry initiative and see it go from strength to strength, our partnership with ROTOCON allows us to up the ante this year, and honour our rising stars properly,” she comments.

“We hope the 30 Under 30 Awards will motivate young people to pursue their ambitions. We’re excited to once again, partner with WineLand to recognise, honour and salute the rising stars of our industry,” Michael concludes.

ROTOCON prides itself on utilising the best and most reliable printing technology on the market through their Truepress SCREEN and ECOLINE equipment, but also by offering tailor-made turnkey solutions for South Africa’s label printing and packaging industries.

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Change-makers, innovators and revenue generators. The rising stars of the South African wine industry are transforming the landscape as we know it. Meet the 2022 young wine professionals who are changing wine businesses and cultures from the inside out.

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