September 24 is Heritage Day!
A day South Africans break out the boerewors, embrace the warmer weather and celebrate the cultural wealth of our nation.
And what better way to honour on a day that celebrates all that makes us South African, than by drinking a toast to our former iconic leader, Nelson Mandela.
Celebrate Madiba magic with the latest offerings from House of Mandela Wines
Introducing House of Mandela Wines.
Launched by the Mandela family in 2010, House of Mandela wines is a joint initiative between the Mandela family and a few of the most respected wine producers in the country.
To capture the soul and energy of South Africa in a bottle, explains heritagelinkbrands.com.
The wines were chosen from three appointed wineries: Thelema, Hartenberg and Fairview.
What’s so special about these wineries?
Well, the group chose these vineyards, Dr Makiziwe Mandela (Madiba's eldest daughter) told The Financial Mail, for more than just their best-in-class wines and consistent quality. They chose them because they’re all family wineries and exemplify the values of what the Mandela family terms 'the home story'.
What does the wine collection consist of?
The label consists of three collections – each of which has been clad in the trademark designs that have made Madiba shirts so recognisable and in-demand.
But be warned: Getting your hands on these sought-after wines is anything but easy
Right now, only select stores around the country – including Norman Goodfellows in Johannesburg, WineFolk in Paarl, wineweb.co.za and the OR Tambo International Airport – stock the label.
But it’s definitely worth the effort.
After all, when you buy a House of Mandela wine, you’re doing more than just enjoying a good vintage… More than celebrating a South African Icon… You’re helping people too. That’s because a percentage of the proceeds of each wine also goes to charities focusing on education, HIV/Aids and food security to name a few – all issues close to Madiba's heart.
Talk about a great way to celebrate Heritage Day and the legacy that is Nelson Mandela!
For more details on where to get your hands on these wines, visit the House of Mandela website.