About The Wine Taster

The Wine Taster is the Food and Wine event division of Gavin Withers Photography cc.
Gavin has been working professionally as an event photographer for 27 years. Prior to this he qualified and worked as a chef for the Southern Sun group. This is where his passion for food and wine started. He has qualified with the Cape Wine Academy Certificate and is currently finishing off his diploma.
Three years ago he attended the Stellenbosch University Short Wine Making course under Prof. Du Toit, this tickled his mind and encouraged him to approach Herman Kirchbaum, the wine maker at Buitenverwachting. The result was a juicy little Cabernet Sauvignon that was made from picking to bottling.
His photography has opened doors at a few high-end establishments in Cape Town. He consults to them on food and wine and then captures their culinary dinners and events.
On the family side he has been married to Heather for 25 years and together they have a son, Matthew. Both of them work with him in the photographic business and together they enjoy travelling around from restaurant to wine farm capturing images, enjoying wine and tasting different foods.


Gavin Withers