Episode 143: Meant to Be

Johan Reyneke is a South African farmer and biodynamic wine maker, but first and foremost he is a surfer.

16 responses to “Episode 143: Meant to Be”

  1. Alexander says:

    I’ve been following your videos for some time now and I must say, this is my favorite. You captured a unique, lighthearted, joyful approach to life and living with nature. The video was relaxing and uplifting. Great job and keep up the great work!
    By the way, did a shark really get close to those guys?

    • danielpklein says:

      Thanks Alexander! and yes, we got called out of the water – 3 meter shark was around 10 meters away – scary. but then they went back in!

  2. Janell Lopez says:

    Yup…I have been following ya’ll to for a few years now! This one is my fave to.

  3. Manal Fakhouri says:

    “it’s just love, passion, nature, happiness that kind of comes together and what you get is beautiful …” a beautiful what?

  4. khaiti french says:

    i just LOVE this guy, gives me such great hope—-“the inherent value of all.” Love it. What’s his vineyard name, I’d love to buy some of this product from such goodness!


  5. MaryQMc says:

    Just the perfect thing to watch today for me. I keep meeting more and more people who think like this guy and it is uplifting! Thanks for working your magic again!

  6. Eliza Anderson says:

    I feel so calm when listen to Johan. He just makes sense and inspires me to think this crazy old world we live in isn’t so overwhelming after all. Thanks for sharing. Loved it!

  7. Vanessa Whyte Badroodien says:

    I really enjoyed this video and the simplicity of his explanations for why he farms in the way he does “the inherent value of things”…..and the equating of the old vineyards to Nelson Mandela and his statemanship…just wonderful.

  8. Alex Cherry says:

    Gah, I adore this video! The subject is fascinating and you brought it to the screen with warmth and an endearing optimism I almost can’t describe. I’ll definitely be buying Johan’s wine (anything crafted with that kind of love and joy will be amazing), and I’m more inspired than ever to create my own film!
    Any tips for creating vignettes like this?

  9. Joel Peterson says:

    This is one of your best pieces of work, Daniel and Mirra.

  10. Foody2 and Oliver says:

    Once again you make it so easy and comfortable for people to just be themselves it almost doesn’t feel like they know they’re being filmed. This is one of your best-all things coming together in balance. A vision of what’s possible. Amazing work Mirra and Daniel.

  11. Paul Johnson says:

    Fabulous! Who was he talking about in the beginning? __________ Watson?

  12. Santiago Garrido says:

    looks like south africa is a paradise, but sometimes i have the sensation that the social and cultural order its a bit violent.
    i´m wrong?

    great video by the way

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