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 …