About D’Vine Wine & Dine
D’Vine Wine & Dine is a young business driven by a network of passionate individuals. We supply promotional and executive gifts, including gourmet hampers, branded Belgian chocolates, premium quality coffees, and a range of novelties. We are flexible to our clients’ needs and understand the concept of “success breeds success.” For this reason we are determined to provide our clients with unique products and an extraordinary gift experience. D’vine Wine and Dine believes that a good word spread by our clients is the only sustainable business methodology.
Founder of D’vine Wine and Dine
Qualified Winemaker & Experienced Gift Consultant
Pauline Nel, founder of D’vine Wine and Dine, qualified as a winemaker at the Cape Institute for Agricultural Training (Elsenburg) in December 2008. She also completed her Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits (WSET – United Kingdom) in 2006. She has done harvesting seasons at:
- Goudini Winery (Breedekloof Wine Valley, South Africa) in January to March 2005;
- Domaine de Charmes and Domaine Jo Pithon (Loire Valley, France) in September to November 2005 and
- L’Avenir Wine Estate (Stellenbosch, South Africa) in 2008.
Pauline worked as wine consultant in Guernsey (Channel Islands, UK) for “Randalls of Guernsey” in 2007 and “Cellar Door” during 2006. She hosted corporate wine tastings and gourmet wine dinners, consulted clients on wine buying for special events, tutored wine training, compiled wine portfolios for prominent restaurants/hotels and wrote wine articles for the local magazine.
In January 2008, Pauline and her husband returned to South Africa and settled in Stellenbosch, where Pauline did her practical winemaking internship on L’Avenir Wine Estate.
Her entrepreneurial spirit could not be tamed… Her dream to start her own business was realised in November 2008 when they moved to Cape Town and D’vine Wine & Dine open its doors. Pauline’s passion for people, gourmet products and gorgeous gifts have since been nurtured with wonderful customer experiences and strong client relationships formed throughout the years.
Pauline has worked with prestigious clients including Barclays, Lloyds TSB, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rand Merchant Bank, RBS International, Investec, Rothschild, Credit Suisse, Sanlam, REMAX, Starbucks VIP, Appletiser, Brenthurst Wealth Management, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Exceed, Smith & Nephew, Gsolutions, IconVillas, Madikwe Private Game Reserve, OIM Group, Paarl Media, Rickety Bridge Winery, SASEV and SHERPA.