Jonkheer Private Cellar and the Biko family produce empowering Shiraz

Friday, 5 October, 2012
Shante Hutton at Wine.co.za
Jonkheer Private Cellar celebrated the release of the Samora Biko Private Reserve Shiraz 2010 at 15 on Orange in Cape Town with delicious food and fantastic entertainment provided by the Black Ties singing trio.

Jonkheer Private Cellar located in Bonnievale has a deep history swathed in Dutch colonialism and this year it celebrates 100 years. What better way to celebrate than with a collaboration with one of South Africa’s most famous and influential families, the Bikos.

Samora Biko, the second-oldest son of the late Steve Biko and Ntsiki Mashalaba, made the initial address at the event stating that it was truly a ‘Wow’ moment when he first sampled the wine, “I likened it to the upcoming birth of my daughter, something so special and unique.”

Speaking openly about the relationship between himself and Dirk, he commented on their dedication to family values that made for a firm foundation for their partnership as well as their penchant for golf. Both place ample emphasis on the importance of family-life and marriage, hoping both to pass this on to future generations.

This wine honors the liberation struggle of Black South Africans and the new future in which unity will pave the way forward. The maiden release comprises of 4000 bottles with the intention of releasing and expanding on the range in 2013.

Samora Biko Private Reserve Shiraz 2010
Samora Biko Private Reserve Shiraz 2010

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