Women's Month - Ntsiki

For 75 years, we’ve been on a journey with the women of South Africa. What started off as one store all those
decades ago has grown into something that represents all women and celebrates our inspiring diversity.

We have never stopped looking to you to inspire the way we do things. Every day we set meetings and gather
around tables, all to discuss one thing: you. From how we can better serve you, to how we can craft every
garment so it fits you perfectly whether you’re a size 32 or size 50.

Our dream to build a brand for women everywhere becomes more of a reality every day. That’s all thanks to you.
Simply put, we’re inspired by women everywhere.

“Remember, while you are busy doing what you’re doing, don’t leave yourself behind.”

As a young woman, South Africa’s first black woman winemaker, Ntsiki Biyela, had no intention of joining the wine
industry. “I’m from KZN, I knew nothing about wine,” she laughs. “In my first year after school I was working as a
domestic worker and an opportunity to apply for a winemaking bursary came up – I jumped in.”
That leap of faith turned out to be a lifechanging one and since those first days in a mostly all-male, predominantly
White Afrikaans learning environment, this inspiring entrepreneur has made massive inroads – challenging
perceptions and outdated narratives with grace and vigour.

Aslina Wines is Ntsiki’s remarkable brand, and with fans across the globe there is no doubt she is making her mark.
As a businesswoman and winemaker in a male-dominated environment with a distinct legacy of its own, Ntsiki is
no stranger to breaking barriers, but she is conscious of forging ahead with grace. “I truly believe that when you
operate from a place of love, good things will happen.”

While it has not been an easy journey, Ntsiki is the first to acknowledge that she has had incredible mentors from
the industry and is herself a passionate mentor to other women and marginalised students with an eye on the
industry. Ntsiki credits her grandmother who raised her as the source of pure love in her life. “I named my brand
Aslina after her, she embodied perseverance, resourcefulness, ambition and love – and she was my greatest gift.”

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