About Thandi

Already synonymous with excellent quality, Thandi also advocates ethical trading and social transformation. The community is actively involved at all stages during the winemaking process, from working in the vineyards to producing the award-winning wines.

Already synonymous with excellent quality, Thandi also advocates ethical trading and social transformation. The community is actively involved at all stages during the winemaking process, from working in the vineyards to producing the award-winning wines.

Revered for its refined elegance, Thandi's secret to success is not the fact that good taste is a constant ingredient, but rather that the brand helps create wealth and uplifts previously disadvantaged people. Profits and Fairtrade premiums are ploughed back into various upliftment initiatives such as a crèche for farm worker’s children, tertiary education bursaries and basic adult education.

Thandi is South Africa’s first agricultural Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) project, as the company is owned by 250 farm worker families who hold 51% shares in the company. Furthermore, the Thandi community also holds farmland ownership over three farms, ranging between 50% to 100% shareholding.

It is very rare in the South African wine industry for a BEE group of this size to own both land and have shares in the business. Thandi can therefore be described as the first truly broad-based empowered wine company, and also the biggest black-owned exporting wine company, in South Africa.

Thandi is growing in leaps and bounds, gaining international acclaim and firmly establishing itself as a leading, award-winning empowerment wine brand.

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