The first for South Africa, a black owned wine producing company that is controlled and managed entirely by women.
Women in Wine was established and founded in 2006 by a group of twenty women, all with backgrounds in the wine industry that had a common dream - giving women, especially farm workers and their families, a share in the industry.
Women in Wine only sources wine from farms that comply with socio-economic legislation with specific reference to ethical and environmental practices, employment conditions, skills development and training, as well as that address aspects of black economic empowerment.
The ongoing drought in the Western Cape has been affecting the wine industry negatively, with farmers now being told to reduce their water consumption.
Women in Wine and nine South African wine companies in collaboration with Wesgro, attended BAR 15 in Chicago, USA. BAR 15 is a wine, spirit and beer show aimed at restaurants, hotels and the leisure industry. It showcases the latest in bar and restaurant technology and offers wine and food pairing options to consumers, It is a total, interactive experience that helps owners, bartenders, executive buyers and chefs keep their bars relevant and competitive.