Anelise is the middle daughter of the owner of Taillard Family Wines, Pieter Taljaard. Having always been headstrong she started her career in 2000 as an Architect. During this time she realised that her passion lies elsewhere and after furthering her studies she entered the mining industry as a project manager. Her corporate career ended after the successful completion of the development of South Africa’s largest long-haul open access fibre optic network.
The one constant throughout her working life has been her love for wine, and together with that, her love for South Africa. At the beginning of 2015 she decided to follow her passion and she joined Taillard Family Wines as the Marketing Director. With Pieter’s decision to retire at the end of 2017 she took over the reigns as the CEO of Taillard Family Wines.