AS THE pandemic continues to ravage the world, a new baby born has quietly made an entry in mzansi.
Yes, South Africans do NOT SLEEP, period!
Vuya Wines has made an intro into the wine market with the launch of two varieties: Sauvignon Blanc and Red Blend, respectively.
According to entrepreneur and flamboyant founder of Vuya Wines- Nosithembele Bhengu, the brief was simple: to create an elegant and sophisticated range that will have an appeal for both connoisseurs and beginners alike.
“I hope that Vuya would be the wine of choice for discerning wine lovers who appreciate the best that our vineyards have to offer,” says Nosithembele, who also pointed out ‘it’s a distinguished wine brand’.
She has partnered with another businesswoman and executive at corporate company Lu Kodisang, as a result of their relationship some donkey years’ ago.
Both wines got the magic touch of acclaimed winemaker Christiaan Groenewald, who is the founder of the New Cape Wines Company, won the prestigious Diner’s Club Winemaker of the Year Award in 2013 for Tannat Syrah 2011 and again in 2017 with Eagle’s Cliff Pinotage 2017.
He is one of only five winemakers to have received this award twice.
The Red Blend is a Shiraz/Tannat 2016. The red blend has a rich, spicy chocolate plum nose, which are punctuated by a tinge of lively pepper and black cherry equally delightful to the nose and palate, a result of being matured since 2016. It is sophisticated wine with a concentration of intense favours.
The Sauvignon Blanc 2020, which is Nosithembeles white wine favourite, has a distinct varietal that is characterised by tropical fruit flavours. It is a delicious medium-bodied wine with crisp and tropical fruit flavours. It is characterised by a clean zesty palate and is rounded off with a fresh finish.
Vuya an isiXhosa dialect meaning- being merry or joyous – it captures the essence of the wines and what they represent.
“Vuya Wines are meant to celebrate joyous and blissful moments, be it those little but meaningful moments like catching up with old friends, romantic escapades or celebrating important milestones such as anniversaries, graduations and work opportunities.
It is meant to bring much-needed cheer amid the despair brought about by the Covid-19 outbreak and all that we encounter in our lives,” says Nosithembele.
Yes, the new baby is born and ready to be consumed responsibly …or kanjani?
Says Cathy du Toit, from Wine Village – Hermanus in Cape Town (producers of the wine), Nosithembele is such a special person – a wonderful friend and business associate who is equally proud of our heritage of South African wines.
Orders for Vuya Wines can be placed on email@example.com and they deliver across South Africa and beyond.
Non-alcoholic alternatives of Vuya Wines will be available at later stage.
For more information call Lu Kodisang: 065 590 1538 / 083 212 1964