In the heart of the unique town of McGregor you will find a dream being realised. Ilse Van Dijk Schutte has been dreaming of owning her own wine cellar for the last 10 years and got the opportunity to build that cellar in 2015.
Everything started with a supporting husband and family and today she has opened Bemind Wyne where she will be able to further live out her passion for winemaking, wine appreciation and her people.
Ilse grew up in Potchefstroom and always wanting to create and experience new things, enrolled at the University of Stellenbosch for a BSc degree (Agriculture) in Viticulture and Oenology.
After creating exceptional wines for the last 16 years at different cellars, Ilse decided that it was time to make her dream come true of creating her own wine brand for her people to enjoy. Ilse takes pride in her range of handcrafted wines. Her experience in the wine industry and acclaimed awards moulded her in to the professional but passionate winemaker that she is today.
“My goal is to create timeless, elegant, balanced wines, that everyone will enjoy. When I open a bottle of wine, I want to enjoy it to the last drop.”