South African Black Female Owned Wine Brands. The wine industry in South Africa has always been dominated by white people who own most of the vineyards and wine brands that exist in the country, this is because the industry is every expensive to venture into and most white people had an advantage of building their brands when the country was still under the apartheid regime. However there are a few black people that managed to secure capital and establish their own wine brands. Below are some South African wine brands that are black female owned.
This is a South African wine brand that was founded by Ntsiki Biyela, her ambition to create her own wines grew following a collaboration with Californian winemaker, Helen Kiplinger, as part of Mika Bulmash’s Wine for the World initiative. It was over dinner and a glass of wine with her new colleagues in the USA that she shared the story of the inspiration behind her ambition. Her beloved grandmother was the guiding light in her life and it became obvious that her new brand should be named Aslina in the matriarch’s honour.
This is a wine brand that was founded by Siwela Sweetness Masoga, she is a biotechnologist, winemaker and owner (CEO) of Siwela Wines Pty Ltd. She was born in Soweto, Gauteng Province and raised in Marulaneng-Ga- Mphahlele, a small village in Limpopo. She studied biotechnology at Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town.
M’hudi Boutique Family Wines
This is a family wine that was founded by Mamsey and Diale Rangaka. The family has dedicated itself to making great wine and fulfilling their promise to the country – all while building a family that extends around the world.
Ses’fikile Wines is a wine brand that was founded by Nondumiso Pikashe, Ses’fikile means “we have arrived”. The name speaks to the optimism felt by founder in the “new” South Africa, where opportunities are open to everyone. Ses’Fikile Wines is an indigenous brand with a global appeal.