04 June, 2015
The most famous name in South Africa is about to become one of the most famous names in South African wine. It seems ordained. The House of Mandela, with a smattering of selections just launched across Canada, could also draw valuable attention to a national industry struggling to gain more ground globally against bargain competition from such countries as Chile and Argentina.
Rest assured, it’s not a cheesy commercial-licensing venture destined to insult the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Quite the contrary. It’s the brainchild of Dr. Makaziwe and Tukwini Mandela, the former president’s daughter and granddaughter, respectively. Founded in 2010, the company even earned an ancestral blessing before the anti-apartheid icon passed away at 95 in 2013.
The full article on this event can be found here.