Find your recipes and restaurants here

Famous ex-Springbok rugby player named ambassador for new Winelands restaurant

Kobus Wiese, renowned entrepreneur and former rugby player has come on board as the official ambassador for the Grande Roche Hotel.

22 Oct 2019
rugby player kobus wiese and celeb chef, pete goff

Kobus Wiese – the former Springbok rugby player who will forever be remembered for his part in the winning squad of the 1995 Rugby World Cup – is the new official ambassador for the Grande Roche Hotel and its new restaurant, Viande, headed by celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood. 

“I have loved the Boland and Paarl area since my youth and have made life-long friends here. I believe it to be one of the most beautiful regions in the world, and after travelling extensively, have made it my home,” says Wiese. “I am very proud to have been asked to be brand ambassador for the Grand Roche and Viande, and look forward to making people more aware of this ‘jewel’ in the Boland. The setting alone is breathtaking and worth a visit.”

rugby player kobus wiese and celeb chef, pete goff

Goffe-Wood says that both he and the owners of Grande Roche, Hansie and Theresa Britz, are thrilled to have Kobus on board as the hotel’s brand ambassador. “It is hugely exciting for us to have such a recognisable South African in our corner. As an avid rugby fan, I have followed Kobus’s career since he first started playing for South Africa in 1993, and I think many people will agree that when our rugby team brought home the World Cup, every player in that team was hailed as a National hero – so to collaborate with Kobus is a wonderful personal and professional highlight,” says Hansie.

Viande is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and makes for a grand yet easygoing rest stop and dining experience when exploring the Paarl wine region. Read a full review of the restaurant on Eat Out, SA’s largest restaurant guide. 

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.