About Me

About Moi?

Hi there, I’m Pierre-Benn de Villiers.

Welcome to my blog called Dad Drinks Wine. 🍷

I’m a dad who loves a glass of wine (or two) after a long day of work and parenting.

I jumped on a plane from South Africa in the year of pyjamas, Netflix, online ordering, and lots of bottles of wine, aka 2020, to live in Australia. I quickly discovered that the land of kangaroos, koalas, sports scandals, and massive spiders also has some of the best wines in the world.

I’ve been in the wine industry for over 20 years, and have studied marketing, done a few courses in winemaking, and even did the WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) thing. The best form of learning, however, would be DOING things. I’ve done a bit of winemaking, I’ve talked a lot more about wine, and I’ve tasted even THOUSANDS more.

Budding vineyards in the Yarra Valley.

In this blog, I’ll share with you my honest and unbiased reviews of wines that I’ve tried, from cheap and cheerful to premium and pricey. I’ll also give you tips on how to enjoy wine more, such as how to pair it with food, how to store it, how to serve it, and how to impress your friends with your newly acquired wine knowledge. 😎

I will also try to be funny and will make use of the occasional pun and dad joke, I’m afraid. For I am a father.

It’s a Different Kind of Lifestyle

This blog is not just about wine. It’s also about the lifestyle that surrounds it. I’ll show you how wine can enrich your life in many ways, such as travelling to different wine regions, how to make adult friends by hosting wine parties, how to make wine cocktails, and how to use wine in cooking (I can’t cook, but now I have to. Because I’m blogging about this now.) 👨‍🍳

Sometimes, I play computer games when I’m allowed to stay up after 9 PM or read up on cool things like Dungeons & Dragons and how to properly use my darn 3D printer. All of the above would include wine. Even the mundane, like gardening or laundry.

So if you’re a wine lover like me, or if you’re wine-curious and want to learn more, join me on this journey of exploring the wonderful world of wine. Cheers! 🥂

wine and laundry
Laundry to the power of infinity. At least we’ve got wine!


I made it onto this awesome list of other avid wine bloggers in Australia:

Feedspot Top Australian Wine Blogs

Support my quest by ordering cool t-shirts, mugs, hats, socks, or whatever I have available on my online store.

Not only will it help me buy more wine and journey to more places, but it will also help me feed my children.

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