Josef Lazarus

Josef Lazarus
is the owner of Lazanou Organic Vineyards. Josef has had an interest in farming since childhood and has now realised this dream. Josef is a Philosophy graduate from the University of Cape Town and has worked in higher education and community development for the past past 25 years. Josef is also the Strategic Advisor at the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa and serves on their Board.


Candice & Hannah with Gertrude (cow) Candice Stephanou
is co-owner of Lazanou Organic Vineyards. She is a qualified interior designer but now spends her time on farm administration, making cheese, tending to the vegetable garden, ducks and chickens, preparing delicious food Open Days @ Lazanou Organic Vineyards and raising Noah (8 years) and Hannah (6 years).
Tony Esterhuizen
has worked on the farm since 2000 and has been the Foreman at Lazanou Organic Vineyards since 2002. Tony grew up on farms in the Wellington district and has extensive experience of vineyard management within the region. Tony lives on the farm with his wife Lisa and their daughter Tenechia (8 years) and their newly born son Leno.
Johan Wiese
is our viticultural advisor. Johan has an honours degree in Science from the University of Stellenbosch, majoring in Viticulture and Oenology. He started his viticulture consulting business after 10 years as viticultural advisor at KWV. He takes pride in seeing quality wine emerge from viticultural decisions and believes that experience and ‘gut-feel’ must blend with scientific information for optimum results.
Rolanie Lotz
is our winemaker. She grew up in the Cape Winelands and comes from a family of wine farmers. She studied at Elsenburg Agricultural College and has worked as a wine maker at several wineries.  She has won numerous local and international awards including a gold medal and fifth place at the 2010 Syrah du Monde International Wine competition in France.

Rebecca Lazarus
assists with sales at the Neighbourgoods Market in the Old Biscuit Mill building in Salt River, Cape Town on Saturdays and at special promotions. She is a qualified fitness instructor, pilates instructor, emergency medical practitioner and has an honours degree in Social Work. She is currently employed as a Social Worker at Victoria Hospital.