South Africa’s diversified wine sector gets a brand new addition

A brand new wine range, Vuya Wines, is expected to revitalize an already exciting and richly diversified South Africa’s wine sector as it hits the shelves.

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Vuya Wines have officially launched to the South African market with an inaugural selection of two wine varieties, namely Sauvignon Blanc and Red Blend.

The winemaker behind the highly-antipated wines is the acclaimed Christiaan Groenewald, founder of the New Cape Wines Company.

For those not in the know, the New Cape Wines Company has already established a strong reputation within the local and global wine market, having being named the overall winner of the prestigious Diner’s Club Winemaker of the Year Award in 2013 for Tannat Syrah 2013, and again in 2017 with Eagle’s Cliff Pinotage 2017. Groenewald is one of only five winemakers to have received this special award twice so far. 

Nosithembele Bhengu, the entrepreneur behind Vuya Wines, explained that the name of the wine, Vuya, meaning being merry or joyous in isiXhosa, captures the essence of what the range represents.

“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.

Launched during a global pandemic, the range is meant to bring the much-needed cheer as Covid-19 outbreak continue to bring the world to a standstill. “I hope that Vuya would be the wine of choice for discerning wine lovers who appreciate the best that our vineyards have to offer,” added Nosithembele.

Vuya Wines are available wine varieties, Sauvignon Blanc and Red Blend.

The Red Blend is a Shiraz/Tannat 2016. It 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. As the folks at Vuya Wines describe it, it’s a sophisticated choice with a concentration of intense favours.

The Sauvignon Blanc 2020, which is Nosithembele’s white wine favourite, has a distinct varietal characterised by tropical fruit flavours. This delicious medium-bodied wine is characterised by a clean zesty palate with an fresh finish.

“The brief was simple: to create an elegant and sophisticated range that will have an appeal for both connoisseurs and beginners alike.” So there you have it! 

Vuya Wines: Availability and pricing

Vuya Wines are part of the Wine Village Hermanus family, voted one of South Africa’s best wine shops. 

Priced from R99 for the Sauvignon Blanc and R120 for Red Blend, you can place your order on vuyawines@gmail.com. Orders are shipped anywhere across South Africa and beyond.

NB: Non-alcoholic alternatives of Vuya Wines will be available in due course.


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