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Jacques de Klerk boosting a jump, on his Commencal mountain bike. (Photo: R24)
Jacques de Klerk boosting a jump, on his Commencal mountain bike. (Photo: R24)

A passionate wine industry professional and mountain biker, Jacques de Klerk’s journey to both didn’t start conventionally.

After disengaging from a Stellenbosch University law degree, Jacques travelled to the celebrated French winemaking region of Languedoc-Roussillon.

Working on farms and wine shops in southern France awoke a deeper sense of winemaking and its associated culture. Returning to South Africa, Jacques studied at Elsenburg and started his career as a winemaker.

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