Val de Vie Magazine Makes Great Strides

For our summer edition 2017/18, Les Aupiais takes the helm as editor of Val de Vie Magazine. Marketing Director and Shareholder for Val de Vie, Ryk Neethling, remains as editor in chief, setting the tone and direction for this prestigious publication. Les has over 30 years of experience in top end glossy magazines, in addition to a high-profile career in television, radio and in the field of media relations. Having launched award-winning Private Edition magazine nine years ago, she is perfectly placed to bring her singular vision of luxury, lifestyle and take on market trends.

Val de Vie Magazine, launched in 2007, has grown in reputation and presence with, Ryk Neethling at its helm, and under the custodianship of an experienced editor, is set to become an even stronger voice in the market. “I am delighted to be working with Ryk and his team on the magazine,” she says. “Ryk is one of the most admired and recognised South Africans here and globally. Not only has he developed this spectacular polo estate into one of the most prestigious in our country, his global reach and connections are legendary. As an editor, it is a dream resource! Readers can expect fresh new design and substantial content to build on the excellent track record of the existing magazine.”

Val de Vie Magazine is an opulent compilation of a lifestyle that is aspirational with Val de Vie at its core, meaning “Valley of Life”, captivating the essence of luxury living. Val de Vie Estate is South Africa’s leading wine and polo estate, set in the Paarl-Franschhoek valley in the Western Cape. Celebrating the value of family and a life worth living, the magazine aims to showcase the remarkable people and places of the Cape Winelands.

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The idea of "Val de Vie" started almost 30 years ago when the visionary Martin Venter had a vivid dream of a place in the winelands his family could call home.

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