24 July 2008

Ses’fikile Has Arrived

Nondumiso Pikashe (pictured right) is one of the four owners of Ses’fikile. “We are a group of black women who want to change the face of wine in South Africa which is male dominated,” she told me. “We want to be brought into the mainstream of South Africa, and that is why our wine’s name is Ses’fikele because it means ‘we have arrived’".

I tasted Rainsong 2006 Pinotage. Rainsong is the branding used for Ses’fikile entry level wines; there are three tiers of wines, with Folklore in the middle and Matriarch at the top.

Rainsong Pinotage 2006
WO Swartland 14% abv

Good deep colour and a ripe rhubarb nose, and cherries and berries follow through on the palate. Soft tannins, fruity and tangy with a good finish.

Ses’fikile is a 100% black and female owned BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) project working in partnership with Flagstone Winery where the wines were made under the supervision of Bruce Jack.

Ses’fikile wines, although not the Pinotage, are available in the UK exclusive to Marks & Spencer’s, and in the Cape can be tasted and bought from Flagstone Winery tasting room.


  1. I also met the lovely and knowledgeable Nondumiso at the London International Wine Fair and I did a post on them over at SA Rocks a couple of weeks ago. I was dead impressed with their wines and especially the Pinotage which was realyl accessible. You go girls!

  2. Sis Nondumiso is a legend.. The Bow Wow Matriarch ❤️ ❤️ 😘

  3. Sis Nondumiso is a legend.. The Bow Wow Matriarch ❤️ ❤️ ❤️