Emerald Vale Brewery, was established in April 2012. Named after the 400ha farm Emerald Vale. It lies nestled in the green hills between the Chintsa and Chefani Rivers some 4 kilometers from the Chintsa East coastline.
My love and passion for beer has been with me for many years, the main factor is that I am extremely critical of myself and my drive and determination is to ensure that I make beer that is not only drinkable but would leave the desire to have another one.
My first inspiration to make beer was established and awakened when I discovered something different, wonderful and unexpected in my early student years.
From enjoying Chris' delicious beer in a local restaurant as a client in 2012, to making the decision to assist with the brewery tours and tastings we have never dreamed of actually becoming a family restaurant with farm activities. It was and still is such an emotional and wonderful experience.
We get happiness from seeing people having a wonderful time at Emerald Vale. That feeling, when you can light up someone’s soul with something you’ve been part off from early stages, that is a privilege and an honour.
I have been with Emerald Vale since November 2020, and I love stirring up a storm with all the right ingredients. I was in a corporate restaurant life for 20 years and decided to join the family on this magnificent farm
Meeting people is my passion and I absolutely love the laughter that comes with the crowd. I always believed in sharing my Knowledge and Passion for Food with customers and colleagues alike.
My philosophy in Life echoes in my cooking and I believe in being open minded in what I do, tackle challenges head on with an open hands approach and never be afraid to experiment and explore....
Malibongwe the Brewer
Elaine the Office Support & Voice
Ina the Garden Fairy
Mackson the Handyman
Thembi the Gardener
Bill Heaton Farmer with Passion