RIP Mark Lindhorst

Mark Lindhorst

Mark Lindhorst

Mark Lindhorst, who with his wife Belinda owned Lindhorst Wines in Paarl, died on Monday after a short illness.

I have known him for a year short of forty years.   He worked for me as a Student Barman when I managed Lanzerac in the mid-70s.  He was a BComm student at Stellenbosch University.  He was always immaculately dressed and had long hair almost down to his shoulders.  He drove a beat up on Volkswagen Camper with mattresses in the back for sleepovers at various beaches along the False Bay coast

After a successful career with Ernst and Young, the same firm for which his lovely father Max worked, Mark and Belinda settled on their farm in Paarl.  He was a passionate wine person, and made superb wines.

While I did not see him nearly as often as I would have liked to, I will miss him.

He and Max must surely have had a couple of bottles of heavenly wine by now.

Our loving thoughts are with Belinda and their daughter Shannon.

Rest in peace dear Mark.

March 7th, 2014|Categories: Michael's Writings|Tags: |