Heinz's hobbies are jogging, hiking, body boarding, swimming and "sea stuff."
In 1997, Heinz began to write music. He also learned to play the drums, bass and harmonica.
At the age of 11, Heinz started playing the piano. He stopped playing the piano when he discovered the guitar, six years later.
Heinz was voted Number 33 in the (South African) Heat Magazine Top 100 for 2007.
Throughout Idols, Winckler was referred to as "Hunky Heinz" because of his good looks.
Heinz married Alette de Klerk on the 25th of September 2006 in South Africa.
His favorite smell is wood and butterscotch.
On World Idol, Heinz came in 4th place out of 11 other idols. He sang "I don't want to miss a thing" (originally sung by Aerosmith).
Heinz's album, Moment of Truth was produced by South Africa's top rock producer, Brian O Shea.
Heinz's debut album is called Once In A Lifetime.
The last thing Heinz does before he goes to bed is have a shower and he sleeps in silk boxers.
Heinz's heroes are: his parents and gospel singer Steven Curtis Chapman.
Heinz has a habit of always being 5 to 10 minutes late.
His favorite drinks are red wine and apple juice. His least favorite drinks are gassy cold drinks and beer.
Heinz's favorite food is Regina pizza. His least favorite foods are green peppers, olives, and asparagus.
Heinz's favorite bands include U2, The Calling, Lifehouse, and Matchbox 20.
Heinz: I would like to be remembered as someone who loved others selflessly and brought a smile to many listeners.
Heinz Winckler: (When asked if he has any rituals before going on stage) I have a voice warm-up routine and while I do that I run the show or song through in my head. I also do some stretching exercises. Then I pray and psych myself up for the moment I'll walk on stage.
Heinz Winckler: (on his most memorable moment on Idols) The first time I played with a band - I played guitar - everything went right; people were jumping up and down and really enjoying it.
Heinz Winckler: Always love others selflessly, and stay true to yourself.