CVO Marketing was started by Bjorn and Cobie van Oort in 2001 to offer marketing & sales consulting to the wine industry. Over the years the company has done short-, medium- and long term consultancy, mentoring and marketing work with various wineries as well as other wine-related projects.
Both owners are completely immersed in the wine industry and have travelled extensively to other wine countries, giving them a broad overview of the international situation.
Projects for 2020 include the Pinotage & Biltong Festivals in the Western Cape and Gauteng, the Cabernet Franc Challenge which seeks to award South Africa’s top Cabernet Francs, the Cabernet Franc Carnival in Cape Town, the Tygervalley Wine Festival in June/July and the brand-new Celebrate Chenin festival in November.
Consulting and PR clients include Avontuur Estate and Yonder Hill Wines with consulting work having been done for amongst others Allee Bleue, d’Olyfboom Family Estate, Naries Namakwa Retreat, Boschendal and Ayama Wines.
Wine Clubs SA is the fun part of the business with a few hundred members who enjoy wine tastings every month under the enthusiastic organisation of Bjorn van Oort.