Meet the Founders


Gary Jordan

Gary grew up in Durbanville, South Africa and attended the University of Cape Town, where he qualified as a Geologist. After having worked in South Africa as a geologist, Gary attended the MSc program in Viticulture and Enology and worked as a winemaker in California before spearheading the growth and development of Jordan Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa with his wife Kathy. 

Gary loves a challenge, which is why in 2017 Gary, along with his wife Kathy purchased Mousehall Country Estate as part of their "retirement plan".

Since then Gary has been cultivating the land along with Kathy & Christy and being a key member in the daily-running of Mousehall Distillery & Winery. 


Kathy Jordan
Grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. After completing a major in Economics and Industrial Psychology at the University of Cape Town, Kathy worked as a Merchandiser for a leading fashion company in Cape Town.
Kathy lived in California, USA for two years thereafter with her husband Gary, studying Enology at the University of California, Davis, as well as gaining international experience at a winery in Sonoma.
Kathy returned to South Africa to manage the building and development of Jordan Wine Estate alongside her husband Gary, transforming it into the world-class wine, hospitality and wine tourism business it is today. 
Kathy wears many hats at Mousehall, she is the backbone of the company from logistics to events and finance. 




Christy Jordan

Christy grew up in Stellenbosch on her family-run wine farm, Jordan Wine Estate. After completing her degree in Visual Communications majoring in photography, Christy travelled extensively working in various hospitality roles on yachts and five star lodges around the world before moving to England in 2019. 

Christy has extensive Hospitality Management experience and a strong background in Business Development and Marketing. 

In 2019 Christy passed her distilling course in London and shortly after she worked in a Distillery in Ireland learning the art of distilling and blending. Christy has not looked back on her new adventure into the world of Spirits and is a core part of the Mousehall team from distilling to marketing.