Siwela Masoga is one of the leading black female winemakers in South Africa. She’s the founder and CEO of Siwela Wines, a wine company she founded in 2018.
Masoga hails from Marulaneng, a small village in Ga Mphahlele, Limpopo. She wasn’t born with an entrepreneurial background, she was raised by single mother who’s an educator. Growing up, education was perceived as very important, and certainly mandatory at home.
She began her wine journey after graduating with a Diploma in Biotechnology, majoring in Fermentation and Microbiology at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
She then got a position as an intern at Waterstone Wines in Stellenbosch, where she was exposed to the cellar processing, vineyard practices, packaging and bottling of wines.
Siwela Wines started with a production of just 100 bottles of one variety, today the business includes a range of 9 different varieties producing over 8000 bottles of each variety.
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