WHO WE ARE

SIWELA WINES PTY LTD

SIWELA WINES PTY LTD

OUR INSPIRATIONAL STORY

OUR INSPIRATIONAL STORY

Siwela wines Pty Ltd is a proudly South African female black owned wine company. We are passionate about what we do, strive to produce unique and accessible wines with consistent quality. We aim to inspire young people to be active role players in the South African wine industry. Siwela is an indigenous name which means crossing over in IsiZulu. Siwela does not only represent the  founder’s first name but also echoes the journey of a young black female who through a leap of faith ,passion and determination  crossed over to a male and white dominated industry. The story which inspires everyone to take on challenges head on without any fear of stereotyped society /industry and limitation. We at Siwela wines believe that there is no hurdle too steep, we are born to inspire.

THE FOUNDER

Siwela Sweetness Masoga is a 30 year old biotechnologist ,winemaker and owner (CEO) of Siwela Wines Pty Ltd. The founder was born in Soweto and raised in Marulaneng-Ga- Mphahlele ,a small village in Limpopo. She studied biotechnology at Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town. As part of the programme she majored in microbiology and fermentation focusing on various scientic processes involved in wine making such as growth kinetics, microbial activity, factors and controls during fermentation, nutrient and substrate uptakes during the winemaking process. Siwela began to fall deeply in love with the winemaking process and her curiosity/interest in the field began to deepen. Unlike many wine professionals, Siwela didn’t grow up in a wine region nor winemaking family . Infact she had no prior knowledge ,because they don’t make wine up in the north but she navigated into wine through science. Siwela embarked on a series of internships, part time jobs and permanent roles within the wine industry  in Stellenbosch. During this period she worked throughout various departments such as the cellar ( production) , sales and quality in wine and spirit. She continued with her wine education both formally and informally leading to various accolades and certificates in wine. 

THE FOUNDER

OUR WINE MAKING PHILOSOPHY

OUR WINE MAKING PHILOSOPY

Our grape vines thrive best in climates with long warm summers, and rainy winters. Warm weather during the growing period enables our grape vines to flower, fruit set and ripen. Led by our passion to introduce them to our scientific and delicate wine making techniques to produce timeless and finest high quality wines. The grapes are hand harvested early in the morning to ensure the grapes are kept cool preserving the quality of the grapes, handcrafted to offer you the warmth and our sense of passion for wine. We strive to offer consistency in the quality of our products with a strong and highly qualified team, to be honoured by our extended family.

OUR VISION

  • To grow a sustainable brand both locally and internationally by 2025.
  • To inspire a generation to become active role players within the South African wine industry.

OUR VISION

OUR COLLECTION