Malcolm Ainscough

Malcolm has enjoyed over thirty years of experience in the aviation-safari-travel world bringing a wealth of knowledge, experience, wisdom and leadership to this partnership. Educated in Zimbabwe and the University of Surrey, he has developed a formidable network within the industry and an international following of loyal clients, colleagues and friends. Malcolm and his partner live in Victoria Falls and Cape Town.


Neil Patterson – Consulting Director

Neil has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture. He completed his honors in Viticulture and Oenology at the University of Stellenbosch in 2002.

Upon graduating Neil received an apprenticeship at Rupert and Rothschild. He then joined Anthonij Rupert Wines in 2003 as a cellar worker and was promoted to Assistant winemaker in 2003, Winemaker in 2004 and Cellar Master in 2007.

In 2012, Neil decided to focus on his own label, Neil Patterson Wines.

Nic van Aarde – Winemaker

Our winemaker Nic van Aarde completed a B.Comm (Marketing) and a B.Sc (Viticulture and Oenology) degree at Stellenbosch University. He gained experience doing harvests worldwide, in Australia, California, France and New Zealand, enhancing his skills in the art of winemaking. He has since played in integral role in creating and perfecting the wines for our bespoke collection of fine South African wines.