Mphumi Ndlangisa: The Man Behind Magna Carta Wines

A passion for wine, farming and the outdoors has translated into a thriving wine label for the founder of Magna Carta Wines, Mphumi Ndlangisa.

“I started Magna Carta with the ambition to make good wine,” he says. “It was more of a passion project. I wanted to get back to what I grew up with on the sugar cane farms of KZN.”

So in 2012, after much introspection, Ndlangisa quit his well-paying corporate job at a bank and decided to follow his dream. “I wanted to make wine after being stuck in a corporate job that I hated. I realised that…
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Mphumi Ndlangisa: The Man Behind Magna Carta Wines

Getting to know Groote Post’s Nick Pentz

 

Nick Pentz (left), Jannie de Clerk (centre) and Lukas Wentzel (right). Images courtesy of Groote Post

Nick Pentz (left), Jannie de Clerk (centre) and Lukas Wentzel (right). Images courtesy of Groote Post

We chat to co-owner of Groote Post wines, Nick Pentz, about their winning Merlot, the Groote Post brand and the Cape West Coast.

Why and how did you get into wine production?

I completed my studies in 1991 and joined my dad on the farm in 1992. At the time, we were big dairy farmers and we were looking to…
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De Bos wines – easy drinking over the festive season

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Corlea Fourie, winemaker Bosman Family Vineyards. Image by Peartree Photography.

Wines from Bosman Family Vineyards are certainly not new to the South African wine scene. The family is in its 8th generation of the wine business with the history of the farm in Wellington, dating back to 1699. But the wine brand De Bos is something of a newcomer and definitely one worth trying this festive season. Like all good wines, there is a story behind the making of…
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