About Rick

About Rick

Rick is the alter ego of Master of Wine, Richard Kelley.

Over the past 15 years, Richard has become one of the most respected authorities on South African wine in the UK and beyond. Between 1995 and 2002, he lived and worked in the Cape, witnessing the renaissance of the post-apartheid wine industry. Throughout this fruitful period, he established a healthy rapport with the great and the good of the local wine scene, affording him access to their distinguished cellars.

In addition, Richard has also been:

● A regular panel taster for South African Wine magazine
● A judge for the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show; South Africa’s most prestigious competition
● A contributor to the award winning Platter’s South African Wines
● A contributor to Grape, South Africa’s independent wine viewpoint.

He returns to the Cape several times a year on a mission to uncover – and liberate – the hidden gems of the Cape.