Meet The Team

Etienne Heymans

Owner, retail trade

Etienne is a founding member of LVV and is our big bulk guy. Having started in the wine industry in 2001, he has spent many years building up close relationships with big retailers, airlines and exporters alike. He works hard to keep our brands seen and to keep the farms happy with shelf space in the industry. 
He has always had a love for wine, the industry and the people in it. His favourite cultivars are Chardonnay and Shiraz which he enjoys regularly with his friends and family. 
He now resides in Cape Town and when he is not closing a deal, you can find him in the vineyards and on the golf course with the winemakers!
He is your guy if you are looking for expert advice on bulk trading or any off-con expertise.

Venetia Wegelin

Owner, admin, presenter

Venetia, also a founding member of LVV, joined the industry 10 years ago with an absolute passion for food and wine. Having studied wine for 9 years and drunk it for many more, she loves talking ‘wine’ to industry specialists, somms and interested people alike. If you ask her to pick her favourite varietals she won’t be able to say because she loves them all! However, you can often find her sipping on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and any interesting white blend that she can get her hands on! Venetia comes from a very foodie background and has grown up intrigued by the relationship between wine pairing with food. Making her passion her career, she is your girl for any specialised dinners, tastings and curated wine lists.
When she isn’t in her local market selling wine, you can find her in the  Cape vineyards or the cellars always keeping up her interests and learning from the winemakers.

Josephina Lowe

Senior Consultant, listings, presenter

Jo is our star consultant. A very precious part of this team, you will find her literally everywhere in JHB. Her strong passion for wine saw her entering the scene about two years ago. She, too, chose to follow her passion for wine and joined us at LVV to live her best life doing what she loves-learning about and drinking beautiful wines. Her knowledge is exceptional and her eager talents will give you many first hand accounts of our farms. She is a professional consultant who will make sure the job is done in no time. 
She is your girl for any presenting, curating of wine lists or just general knowledge on the industry and wines. Her favourite varietals to drink are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and she loves a Rhône blend too. You can often find her out in the Magaliesberg area on the weekends, sipping on beautiful wines after a long run with her hubby. 
When she isn’t in her local market selling wine, you can find her in the  Cape vineyards or the cellars always keeping up her interests and learning from the winemakers.

Adri Liebenberg

Presenter, wine consultant

Adri has recently joined us here at LVV and we are very proud to have her join us. After studying hospitality management she traveled abroad to work and broaden her international wine knowledge and experience. She then returned home to bring her knowledge back to our industry and spent some time making wine and assisting in a wine cellar. She is a top class wine consultant with passion and love for both her industry and her clients. Her favourite cultivars to sip are chenin and cab franc. When you can’t find her in the trade or presenting beautiful tastings, she will be in a vineyard learning more about her passion or experiencing a beautifully paired food and wine experience with her loved ones. She is your go-to girl in her area and will gladly help you through any tasting event or menu listing.