Stellenbosch Farm Worker of the Year- Nelson Buthelezi
On Thursday 22 September, we beamed with pride as Nelson Buthelezi, our assistant winemaker, was announced the Stellenbosch Wine Worker of the Year 2016 in the category of middle management.
The Farm Worker of the Year Competition is co-sponsored by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and Shoprite.
The competition had its origin in the Hex River Valley and over 6000 agriculture employees have entered the competition since its inception. Winners are chosen from 10 categories including, administration, irrigation specialist, junior management and middle management.
Producers were asked to select persons they feel are the best in the 10 categories. The entrants were then interviewed and from the interviews, various category winners were selected.
All the winners were announced at a prestigious gala award ceremony which is the biggest gala event hosted by the Western Cape Province.
Nelson was entered amongst other Delheim staff members- Rebecca Pietersen, Sydwell Jako, Patrick Nkophe, Ella Hendriks, Frikkie Nassau, Michelle Abrahams. Michelle and Ella were finalists in their categories.
Nelson will be participating in the provincial competition on 12 October 2016. We wish him all the best!