ICYMI: House of Mandela Wines Highlights South Africa As Major Player in the Global Wine Industry During Their US Press Tour
Miami, FL-Dr. Makaziwe Mandela (Maki) and Tukwini Mandela, the daughter and granddaughter of global icon and former South African President, Nelson Mandela culminated their US press tour at an intimate, private House of Mandela(HoM) wine tasting event that was held at Multitudes Gallery in South Florida. Representatives from the media, wine connoisseurs and some key South Florida lifestyle influencers had the opportunity to meet the two women who are committed to building a brand that will make a positive and passionate contribution to the world through their HoM wine brand. HoM was hosted by WPBT’s ArtLoft Host Kalyn James. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson (District 3) presented HoM with a Proclamation from Miami -Dade County. Guests were treated to hors d’oeuvres, created by Rakkasan Chef, that were paired with the Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines from HoM’s Thembu collection.. Music was powered by Steelaway steel drum performer. Delou Africa Ensemble closed out the event with a festive African drum and dance performance.
Maki and Tukwini are two South African powerhouse businesswomen who are playing a major role in positioning South African wines as a leader in the wine industry. The Mandela’s started their US Press Tour in New York City, where they presented their House of Mandela wines at the New York City Wine and Food Festival. In Brooklyn, Maki and Tukwini were honored with the World Humanitarian Award on behalf of their father Nelson Mandela, at the Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation. Brooklyn-based wine shop Bed-Vyne Wine also hosted a HoM tasting that included a meet and greet with the Mandela women and a bottle signing for consumers. In Washington DC, Heritage Link Brands, HoM’s exclusive importer in the US, hosted a formal dinner with the Mandelas for consumers at the City Club of DC, while South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool hosted a reception for Tukwini and Maki to celebrate the HoM wines entry into the US market.
HoM is committed to making a positive and passionate contribution to society. The wines are produced in the world’s most beautiful, bio-diverse winelands, in an environmentally sensitive and ethically responsible manner. Maki and Tukwini hope that the HoM wines will inspire people to come together, share stories, lessons and the spirity of unity.
For more information on House of Mandela wines, visit www.houseofmandela.com. To order or find retailers that currently carry House of Mandela wines in the United States, visit www.heritagelinkbrands.com