Vinpro welcomed new employees to the team over the last few months. Vinpro’er chatted with them about their first few months. 

Elzaan Windvogel | Vinpro Foundation

Q: What was your first day at Vinpro like? 

A: I was nervous but the day went well and I felt at ease with the place and the people.

Q: How have the first few weeks been here and how have you adjusted?

A: Besides the Paarl heat, I have adjusted quite well within my working environment and have loved the support from my colleagues during this time.

Q: Why did you decide to work here?

A: I saw an opportunity to grow as an individual and to make a change within the wine industry.

Q: What is a typical day at the office like for you?

A: I arrive at the office at about 07:00 (early riser), put my things down and then drink a cup of tea while reading through my to-do list. Then I tackle e-mails and start ticking off my to-do list. And there is always time to have a quick chat with colleagues.

Q: What have you learnt about this organisation since you started working here?

A: The people are kind and always willing to assist. And although I’ve missed it, there are perks during harvest – receiving grapesJ

Q: How would you describe this organisation in one word?

A: Inviting

Q: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

A: Sleeping, wine tastings, reading, watching Netflix and spending time with family and friends. Although currently my free time revolves around wedding planning.

Q: Name something interesting that your new colleagues don’t know about you?

A: I hate cooking, but absolutely love cleaning.

Q: What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?

A: Occasionally, I play Pokémon Go with my fiancé.

Q: What’s the strangest talent you have?

A: I can sleep with my eyelids half open when I am really tired.

Q: Are you reading anything right now or do you prefer series?

A: Both, I love reading – I am currently reading various crime thrillers, written by Blake Pierce.  But a good series on Netflix is my biggest weakness.

Q: Any good movies you’d recommend?

A: August Rush

Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?

A: Live life to the fullest!


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