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.