Gary Jordan (Winemaker/ Viticulturist)
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".
If you don’t find Gary cultivating the land, on his digger or plotting a new project, you will find him with braai tongs and a glass of something delicious in his hand.
Kathy Jordan (Winemaker/ Finance)
Kathy 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 Jordan into the world-class wine, hospitality and wine tourism business it is today.
Kathy wears many hats at Mousehall, if you don’t see Kathy in the office keeping everyone and everything in check, you will find her running a marathon, playing frisbee with the dogs or learning a new language.
Christy Jordan (Distiller/ Marketing)
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 worked in a Distillery in Ireland learning the art of distilling and blending.
Christy is part of the daily running of Mousehall, if you don’t see Christy distilling, creating social media content or out and about attending events, you will find her with a Ukulele in hand, running a marathon or chasing after her energetic Irish Setter pup Charlie.
Bryan Lawrence (Farm Manager)
Bryan grew up on a farm in South Africa. Bryan has worked in several different roles one of which was running a lodge in South Africa before moving to London in 2021.
Bryan joined the Mousehall team in 2022 as Farm Manager with his practical and hands on approach he has been cultivating the land alongside Gary.
If you don’t see Bryan beautifying Mousehall, planting trees and attending to the Dorper Sheep & Ducks, you will find him making biltong, watching Formula 1 or braaing at any opportunity.
Ashleigh Lawrence (Distillery & Winery Assistant)
Ashleigh grew up in South Africa. After finishing high school, she travelled to the USA to be an Aupair where her love for children and teaching developed.
Ashleigh studied a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences at University of South Africa and got her certificate in Early Childhood Development.
Ashleigh joined the Mousehall team towards the end of 2022, working alongside her husband Bryan while assisting Kathy & Christy in the Distillery & Winery.
If you don’t find Ashleigh in the Distillery & Winery labelling and packaging Mousehall Spirits, packing orders or keeping things neat and organised, you will find her enjoying a walk with her Dachshund, Stretch, listening to Taylor Swift or learning to play the piano.