About Imvula Wines
Imvula Wines is owned by Chwepheshe and Thandolwethu (Pty) Ltd , a 100% black owned company located at Ogade Location in Bergville, KwaZulu Natal.
With an interest in wine that only grew from many discussions with a “wine guru” friend, Siyabonga Mvula became exposed to the diverse varietals of wine available.
This led him to explore the industry and eventually he attended the Small-Scale Wine Making course at the University of Stellenbosch to prepare himself for his new mission. Later that year, the 33-year-old resigned from his cushy job with the Gauteng Treasury, where he was working as an Assistant Director, to pursue his new passion. It all paid off. In June this year he held his first sale of Imvula Wines at a Lifestyle Market and it was a great success.
As his knowledge and understanding grows, Siyabonga hopes that one day he’ll leave behind a legacy for his children.
Focused specifically on the African market and also let the brand to grow even international, Siyabonga plans to position his wine as the beverage of choice for all at social gatherings from book clubs to weekend Shisa Nyamas. Siyabonga’s goal is to communicate and educate his community about wine in combination with a philanthropic approach.
This approach entails the following: with every bottle of wine sold, an allocated amount of the profits will go back to fund community projects such as providing schools with better resources and learning materials. The long-term vision is to open a wine-tasting centre that would result in more jobs for the community.