The Colour of Wine Safari

A brand new wine experience, focusing on black owned wine labels and black winemakers.

A tour created in collaboration with the producers of the documentary film The Colour of Wine, directed by Akin Omotoso, and the publishers of The Colour of Wine book of the same name, by Harriet Perlman.

Duration: 8 hours
Private tour only

Highlights

  • three sets of wine tastings
  • intimate engagements with the people behind the wines
  • taste some 10 – 12 black owned wines
  • traditional isiXhosa lunch spread
  • taste traditional fermented drinks

Includes

  • all tastings
  • lunch
  • private guide and vehicle
  • spring water
  • collection from and return to centrally located accommodation

Excludes

  • items of a personal nature
  • wine purchases
Watch the trailer for our Colour of Wine Safari

Drawing inspiration from the book and the film, the Colour of Wine Safari is an intimate full day engagement with black wine makers and wine brands in the Western Cape, telling the remarkable story of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy through the personal journeys of black winemakers.

The experience gives a taste of the changing world of South African wine. The day begins with a private tasting with a wine maker, perhaps with Mphumi Ndlangisa at his Magna Carta Winery in Woodstock, or Rosemary Mosia of Bridge of Hope at her home in Rondebosch.

Then we visit the Wine Shaq in Langa township, where wine entrepreneur Nomhle Zondani presents a tasting of 5 different black owned wine brands, and the stories of the people behind the brands. She also introduces guests to traditional African ferments, including drinks like umqhomboti and mageu, and their links to traditional practice and wine culture. A traditional isiXhosa lunch spread is served, over which guests enjoy glasses of their favourite wines from the tasting session. 

The tour then moves finally to the Stellenbosch Winelands where we finish with the more traditional aspects of the wine industry, but focused on estates that are black owned, or where the wine is made by a black winemaker. 

It’s an immersive full day wine experience that provides a sense of how a new generation of winemakers and wine entrepreneurs are reshaping the wine industry in their own image.

Example itinerary

  • 10h00 collection at accommodation
  • 10h30 tasting1 with Mphumeleli Ndlangisa at his Magna Carta Winery in Woodstock OR Rosemary Mosia of Bridge of Hope Wines at her home in Rondebosch OR Nondumiso Pikashe of Ses’fikile Wines at her home in Guguletu
  • 12h30 tasting2 presented by Nomhle Zondani at the Wine Shaq in Guguletu
  • 13h30 lunch, traditional isiXhosa spread, served with your favourite wine from the tasting
  • 15h30 tasting3 at Kunjani Wines in Stellenbosch OR Seven Sisters Vineyards in Stellenbosch
  • 18h00 back at accommodation