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 Women in Wine label produces six wines: a Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz, Pinotage Rose, and Chardonnay Chenin Blanc.
The success of the Women in Wine story has made great impact on the overseas market. The wines are exported to the US, China, Ireland, Spain, Sweden and Denmark, and are available locally in Makro stores nationwide as well as online.
Women in Wine were nominated in the category Ethical Business Award by the prestigious international magazine, The Drinks, in the UK.