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Wines2Whales is the race that started it all, for Brad, linking his life in wine, with mountain bikes. (Photo: brad_loves_wine_and_mtb)
Wines2Whales is the race that started it all, for Brad, linking his life in wine, with mountain bikes. (Photo: brad_loves_wine_and_mtb)

A year and a half after finishing school, Brad Gold started his wine industry journey in 2001. As a vineyard worker.

The late Marc Wiehe recognized Brad's enthusiasm and onboarded him as a farm worker, at L'Avenir estate. Brad spent nearly three years at L'Avenir, gaining foundational skills from Francois Naude, before moving into a marketing position.

Three years at Vinimark were followed by a stint as brand development manager with Distell, after qualifying as South Africa's youngest wine master – aged only 25.

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