“Eben is knowledgeable and professional to the n’th degree, he is also fun and entertaining. When you treasure your sommelier, ask for Eben!”

– Carolyn Martin (Owner, Creation Wines)


“Eben has been instrumental in the organisational success of SASA events such at the Moët & Chandon Best Sommelier South Africa, Gaggenau Sommelier Awards, SASA Certification exams and the WOSA Sommelier World Cup.”

– Higgo Jacobs (Chair, South African Sommelier Association)


“Working with Eben as our Legendary Sommelier Onboard has ensured a personalised wine service to our high-end international clients. His ability to match their preferences and interests to the right regions and estates, and bring the stories of the wine industry and its winemakers to life, has been instrumental in unlocking more than just the terroirs of the areas our clients visit.”

– Ozan Emre Yerlikaya (Founder, Travel Designer)


“Eben has the ability to compose great wine lists and to professionally design the content and lay-out thereof – he bagged us two Diners Club Diamond  Wine List Awards! He is also a cellar master par excellence , and well-placed to put together a great wine cellar for the informed collector. Eben’s pose and style as a sommelier is friendly, professional, courteous and knowledgeable – never stuffy or formal. He has great talent in expressing himself in describing wine – both in spoken and in written form.”

– Theo Nel (Owner, Karoo Art Hotel)