Achim von Arnim is a man in love with life's zing. His seemingly boundless energy, his ever-inquiring mind and his love of phenomenal wine, art and poetry ensure that Achim is one of SA's most well-known wine personalities.

Achim's well-respected career began with a 4-year apprenticeship at EK Greens. He then traveled abroad to continue his studies in Europe, specifically France and Germany. The focus, back then, was on learning slowly and thoroughly. It was about getting yourself completely enmeshed in the process. Achim's attributes his, and Haute Cabrière's, holistic view of wine making to these early adventures.

In the art of wine-growing Achim has found a passion he'll never tire of, an unpredictable, spellbinding and completely captivating love.

To view Achim's latest thoughts, regarding wine, the industry, art, poetry and life visit his blog at