My name is Jaco Engelbrecht. I am a passionate viticulturist based in the Coastal Region of South Africa. I graduated with Viticulture and Agronomy as main subjects. I have been a viticulturist for ten years now and have since consulted more than a hundred wine producers and been involved on even more wine farms.
Visual Viticulture is a concept that grew from a previous viticulture blog I wrote for more than a year. It is the combination of my passion for wine grapes and my obsession with photos. My aim is to take my followers on a visual journey through the exciting and ever changing world of viticulture in South Africa.
As of last year Visual Viticulture evolved into a consultancy business with focus on remote sensing, but the essence of the website is still to show what is going on in the vineyards. I also currently consult for the Old Vine Project under the leadership of Rosa Kruger.
My hobbies/interests are vast and to mention just a few – snorkelling, breeding Corals, Mountain Biking, Guitar, tropical fish, fishing, underwater photography, squash, drones, drone photography and lots more.
I would like to travel more to see other viticulture practices and I am obsessed with old bush vines.
That’s pretty much it. Enjoy the posts.