South Africa’s Bosman Family Vineyards Releases a Coveted Orange Wine

From the eighth-generation family of winemakers comes a new skin-contact Grenache Blanc

An amber hue, unfamiliar and alluring in a wine glass, defines the sensory appeal to Bosman Family Vineyard‘s Fides. The color of this wine hints at a unique production and an even more curious taste profile—funky but finessed. Orange wines (not derived from the citrus fruit, but wine kept in contact with grape skins) represent an important, ever-emerging category. Few, however, can be approached with such ease. …

Ntsiki Biyela Launches Aslina Wines

The first South African black, female winemaker's latest palate-pleasing wonders

Remarkable stories seem to follow Ntsiki Biyela, South Africa’s first black woman winemaker. Perhaps that’s because she’s earned them—through hard work, dedication, a preternatural understanding of wines and an impressive four-wine release from her new brand Aslina. The dawn of her winemaking future hinged upon a scholarship from Stellenbosch University to study oenology. The program—which she entered in 1999, five years after the end of …