Neil Pendock

Neil Pendock and Charles Back, pioneer of the new Swartland, at Spice Route.

Neil Pendock farms grapes on Lemoenfontein, a modest farm in the Siebritskloof of the Paardeberg in the increasingly fashionable Swartland appellation of South Africa.

He writes for various SA newspapers, magazines and websites and has written several books, published in South Africa and Portugal.  A judge for several local and international wine competitions plus an annual Good Value Guru road trip around the Winelands provides opportunities to drink a fair few bottles and sometimes he feels the urge to comment.