By Khayelitsha's Finest Wines
RED | PLAYFUL
Pinot for the people! Created to bring wine to un-wined communities, this bottle is as feel-good as it is taste-good.
WHAT WE TASTE
Dark gummies, ripe cherries and BBQ smoke
BBQ, lamb stew, rotisserie chicken, wild spinach
An hour or two in the fridge before popping this one, especially on a hot day.
ABOUT KHAYELITSHA'S FINEST WINES
Khayelitsha, located on the fringes of Cape Town, is a sprawling township a hangover from the Group Areas Act of the Apartheid regime.
Lindile ‘Lindi’ Ndzaba, who was born and raised, and still lives in Khayelitsha is looking to transform the narrative of wines in South Africa. In a country where the vast majority of citizens don’t have access to transport to visit wine farms or the money to spend in expensive city restaurants or bars – he realised he needed to bring fine wine culture to his community, and by doing this also start shifting the mind-set of wine for consumption to wine for appreciation. Good wine he believes should be available to all South Africans and not just the privileged. And so, with the help of his long-time friend, Ewan Mackenzie he sourced small-batch wines from across the Cape and launched Khayelitsha’s Finest Wines.
The vision of KFW is to see the townships develop and have their own resources to produce products without outsourcing. Not only does Lindi aim to grow his business internationally, but he also wants to encourage the community to work together to further the mindset of “supporting local brands.” He aims to continually provide jobs and, in essence, fight unemployment in the community of Khayelitsha.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
I mean, the whole damn concept! They even encourage buyers to return the bottles and have converted old shipping containers into bottle-washing facilities.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Style: Light, smashable red