Who & What --

Firstleaf hires Dr. Marinda Kruger as director of winemaking.  She joins from Elgin Vintners, where she served as business manager and winemaker.

Quintessential hires Louise Jordan Dip, WSET, as its new director of communications.  She has two decades of experience in sales, brand management, public relations and marketing, most recently at her own consultancy, Last Drop Consulting.