Invisibility is not just a problem for black wine professionals in America. Winemaking stretches back four centuries in South Africa, a nation in which discrimination and racial violence were long sanctioned by apartheid.

After that system was swept away at the end of t...

For Ntsiki Biyela, setting out to be South Africa’s first Black, female winemaker was never a goal of hers. Neither was becoming a winemaker. “I got a scholarship to study winemaking. It wasn’t something I was interested in.” But what did catch the former domestic work...

April 26, 2020

Many wine lovers from around the globe already know that South Africa is famous for producing some of the most exciting wines. But how many are familiar with the ground-breaking Aslina Wines, created by the country’s first black woman winemaker, Ntsiki Biyela? If you h...

Growing up in Mahlabathini, a semirural town in KwaZulu-Natal on South Africa’s Eastern Cape, wine was not a part of Biyela’s life. But that didn’t stop her from applying for, and ultimately accepting, a scholarship to learn about the stuff.

The opportunity prompted her...

October 30, 2019

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2019/03/04/tales-from-four-south-african-winemakers/#318e78654da2

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2019/03/04/the-ever-changing-facets-of-south-african-wine/#4eb4bdd42689

February 17, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjeWib05wxI&feature=youtu.be

January 19, 2019

Ntsiki Biyela: Award-winning vintner, and the woman behind Aslina Wines http://www.702.co.za/articles/334589/ntsiki-biyela-award-winning-vintner-and-the-woman-behind-aslina-wines?UTM=whatsapp_article_share

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