S AFRICA: Paarl winery owner shot dead
Paarl winery proprietor and international opera singer Deon van der Walt (47), was yesterday (29 November) apparently shot dead by his father Charles, (78), who then turned the gun on himself.
The double tragedy happened in his home on the boutique winery Veenwouden outside Paarl, which van der Walt purchased in 1989. Deon was found with a wound in his chest and his father one through his temple.
A .38 revolver registered in Van der Walt senior's name was found on the scene.
Deon van der Walt has been based in Switzerland for most of his singing career and until last year his father and mother ran the winery. His brother Marcel is the winemaker.
Police are still investigating the cause of the tragedy.
- Comment - The Appeal and Perils of Craft
- Review of the Year 2014 - Part IV: Spirits
- Cuba-US Normalisation: Bacardi, Pernod Winners?
- Sustainability in Wine - Part I
- Time is Right for Refresco Gerber Exit
- Belvédère to sell assets, streamline portfolio
- Belvedere vodka tie-up over new James Bond film
- Diageo ups focus on China with Mortlach roll-out
- Diageo rolls out Beckham's Haig Club to US
- Brown-Forman eyeing Scotch, Irish whisk(e)y entry?
- Global vodka insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research
- Global Scotch whisky insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research
- The IWSR Forecast Report - 2014-2019 Global Review
- Global Tequila Market 2014-2018
- Global market review of non-Scotch whiskies – forecasts to 2018