Matthew Freemantle is a wine professional with a background in journalism and several years experience operating businesses within the food and beverage space.

He currently owns and operates Leo’s Wine Bar in the centre of Cape Town and is co-owner of Good Juice, a wine fair and empowerment initiative aimed at enhancing diversity within the wine industry.

He holds the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s Level 3 qualification in Wines. As a consultant he has helped various restaurants and bars with their wine program and works closely with selected premium local wine brands producing their marketing, tasting notes and other forms of communication.

His main expertise lies in wine list selection, pairing suggestions and wording but extends to training of wine service staff and engaging with a vast contact book within the industry to secure deals, prized allocations and rare vintages.

References, rates and relevant links are available on request.