Women in the Cape winelands are standing up to be counted, and are now producing their own wine, bottled under the label Women in Wine. Women in Wine is South Africa’s first black owned company with women that have experience and skills in marketing, wine analysis, finance, development and training, and social responsibility, the one thing the partners all had in common was that they all "enjoy a glass of quality wine. "To date, women have made a significant contribution to the Cape's wine industry without receiving recognition or benefiting from the industry's business opportunities," says Beverly Farmer, a founder member and the chief executive. The company has several unique features that includes:
The company was established without the huge capital investment needed for a traditional vineyard with rows of vines stretching into the distance, and a vast cellar. Instead, it has entered into partnerships with existing cellars, as well as with bottling and packaging companies, to produce its wine.