Soweto wines are back at the 2014 Soweto Wine Festival at the Soweto campus of the University of Johannesburg. Our Vilakazi Street Merlot, Orlando Sauvignon Blanc and Kliptown Cabernet Sauvignon are making a big impact.
“Soweto wines” is a blending of the excitement and energy of Soweto and its rich history of struggle and development with the beauty, heritage and wine growing culture of Stellenbosch in the Cape.
Thandi Farm in Stellenbosch
“These wines are exclusively produced for www.soweto.co.za by Thandi Wines of Stellenbosch who endeavours to source grapes and wines from Fairtrade certified farms.
A portion of the profits of the SowetoWines will go towards numeracy and literacy projects in Soweto.”
Soweto started out as a temporary transit camp for mine workers and their families who were relocated from Newtown in the centre of Johannesburg in 1904. From these humble beginnings in over a century it has grown into a modern metropolis housing maybe over 5 million people.
Along the way it developed into a centre of African political development, renowned for the leaders who lived here like Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Robert Sobukwe and Desmond Tutu and the student uprising of 1976.