Nestled in Stellenbosch’s Paradyskloof Valley is Vriesenhof Wine Estate, with its south facing slopes that have been used to cultivate grapes that produce wines of character since the eighteenth century. But one cannot discuss character and Vriesenhof without mentioning larger than life owner and cellar master Jan ‘Boland’ Coetzee, who was one of the great characters of Western Province Rugby and is today one of the senior statesmen of the Cape wine industry.