About Us

About Reciprocal Wines

Now in its 50th year, the Reciprocal Wine Company is South Africa’s leading fine wine and spirits merchant. Importer and distributor of many of the world’s most famous wines, Reciprocal focuses mainly on family-owned properties where multi-generational experience and institutional memory ensures the commitment to a long-term vision. Accordingly, the company has become the go-to source for South African wine lovers who seek a variety of high quality, international wines, spirits, and wine accessories.

Chaired by South Africa’s most experienced wine authority Michael Fridjhon, Reciprocal’s team of experts travels regularly to France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Australia, and Portugal and also sources wines from Hungary, the United States, New Zealand, Argentina and Chile. Their goal is always the same: to select wines of discernment, quality, and individuality while catering for all palates and pockets.

Working closely with a  number of contractors to the wine industry, Reciprocal also supplies Steelrax wine racks, Miele temperature-controlled wine storage units, and Riedel Glassware. All wines, spirits, and accessories are available for sale direct to customer, via the online shop or for distribution via on-trade outlets.

Meet the team

Michael Fridjhon


Michael Crossley

Managing Director

Michael Kovensky

Non-executive Director

Tarryn Vincent

National Sales Manager

Caroline Howell


Wendy Gardner

Shipping Manager

Jackie Binali

General Manager

Monique Paillard

General Office Assistant

Sam Casten

Digital Manager

Patson Mathonsi

Regional Sales - JHB 

Nkululeko Mkhwanazi

Regional Sales - JHB/DBN

Charmaine Cockhead
Johannesburg and Mpumalanga sales representative

Our Administration Office