Meet the Winemaker
Miles' wine foundation was laid early on in his life. He is the son of Kathy and the late Tony Mossop, a Cape Wine Master and distinguished South African wine authority. After graduating with a BSc in Geology, thereby setting his foundation for understanding terroir, Miles went on to complete a further degree in Viticulture and Enology at Stellenbosch University, graduating "top of class" in 1998. Miles worked harvests with the legendary Gyles Webb at Thelema and Eben Sadie at Spice Route before stirring the lees as far afield as Knappstein in the Clare Valley and Far Niente in Napa. This first-rate experience, obtained in such a short space of time, brought him to the attention of GT Ferreira and he was appointed winemaker to the fledgling winery, Tokara, in 2000 – and as they say, the rest is history.
Miles married Samantha Fuchs in 2001 and together they have made their dreams of a family and successful wine business a reality.
Miles' dedication to his craft and consistent delivery of highly rated wines earned Miles a nomination to the prestigious Cape Winemakers Guild in 2012, being elected to sit on the committee of the CWG between 2014 and 2017 and to stand as Chairman for the last two years of this stint between 2016 and 2017.
The last two years have been generous to Miles and his wines and they excelled in international competitions and reviews with highlights being the Kika 2016 and Saskia 2014 being awarded 95 points and the Max 2014 94 points in Tim Atkin's 2017 South African report respectively. In addition, the 2016 Kika achieved a 5-star rating in the prestigious 2018 Platter's Wine Guide.
Miles recently left Tokara (May 2018) after nineteen very successful harvests. His focus now being 100 percent on his own wine brand and improving on the foundation already laid.
Miles is passionate about surfing, wine and family (not particularly in that order).