Jaco completed his 4 year agricultural degree at Stellenbosch with his major subjects being genetics, animal physiology and nature conservation.  He then completed his masters degree in animal reproductive physiology and practiced as a clinical embryologist in the United Kingdom and U.S.A.  He then started working for a Swedish medical device company, where he is responsible for and heading their global training and education.  His scientific background and ability to teach is really coming to good use during the vineyard tours and wine tastings at Chateau Lestevenie.