the high road accolades
the high road accolades
the high road accolades


Les Sweidan

Les Sweidan was inspired to produce a wine after his first wine experience on arriving in the Cape early in the 70’s. The High Road is produced as a tribute to South Africa’s peaceful transition to democracy – a wine that reflects a new beginning for this great nation.
Living the dream! I have been extremely fortunate to collaborate with a great team to produce a wonderful wine, that has achieved outstanding accolades and opened so many opportunities to rub shoulders with interesting people, visit amazing producers and of course enjoy great wines.
Les Sweidan co-owner the high road

Mike Church

Coincidentally, Mike started a successful career at the same insurance company as Les. Today Mike still consults to the insurance industry, while farming with cattle in the Eastern Cape.
The High Road experience has proven to be the ideal antidote to spending my entire working life in the financial services sector. Embarking on this exciting journey in 2003, made more significant by travelling the road with a good friend, has been the perfect way to develop a life after the corporate world.
Mike Church co-owner the high road

Mark Carmichael-Green

Winemaking consultant Mark has over 35 years’ experience in South Africa, the USA and Europe. He has been responsible for 15 vintages at The High Road.
I have been privileged to make wine in various styles, in many different country's wine grape growing regions. The High Road wine is by far the most exciting wine style that I personally have been involved with. It is not only the combined effort of the grape varieties and how they all add to forming this hedonistic wine but the team of folk who make it all come together.
Mark Carmichael-Green winemaker the high road

Nadine Roets

General Manager
Nadine studied at Stellenbosch University and developed a love of wine during these university years. As an indispensable member of the management team, she manages the day-to-day running of The High Road.
The High Road is my favourite wine, so working here has made me a bit spoilt. I don’t want to drink anything else!
Nadine Roets General Manager the high road

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