Nelia Kanyasa – Nelia has been a part of the Bushman Rock family since December 2012. Having studied Viticulture in the then Yugoslavia at the University of Novi Sad, Nelia returned to Zimbabwe in 1990 to take up a position as a Trainee Winemaker at the Mukuyu Winery in Marondera where she steadily rose through the ranks to become the winemaker. Nelia (and the whole Mukuyu team) were always amazingly supportive of Bushman Rock and assisted with advice and suggestions during the vineyard rejuvenation process. Once the decision was made to improve the wines we immediately approached Nelia to assist and she has overseen some of the most exciting developments in Bushman Rock wines since joining us.
At Bushman Rock, we believe in sharing our knowledge and although we are one of the few wineries in Zimbabwe, we also believe in education and the power of shared experiences. In order to introduce Zimbabweans to the huge array of work opportunities that surround wines internationally we have accepted two of the top students from Chinhoyi University of Technology Food Science Degree Program on a one year “industrial placement year”. It is our hope that these students will go on to pursue further studies in the greater wine industry and look forward to enjoying some of their award-winning wines in the years to come.