With a name taken from the Zulu word for ‘a meeting of the minds’, or a traditional gathering of tribal leaders for a sharing of ideas, Indaba was created as a celebration of the democratization process in South Africa and from its inception, the wines have conveyed the spirit of South Africa. The wines are made by Cape Classics and production is overseen by Bruwer Raats, celebrated winemaker of Raats Family Wines. The grapes for the range of wines are selected from emerging regions of the Cape Winelands such as Robertson, Wellington and the Breede River Valley.
A commitment to social responsibility has always been a key part of the Indaba philosophy. A portion of the proceeds from the wine’s global sales funds a scholarship programme that supports wine-related studies for students from formerly disenfranchised communities in South Africa.
“I can only repeat what I wrote last year, namely that if one could replace the 98% of cheap Chardonnay being poured around the world that ranges from mediocre to miserable with glasses of this, no consumer would (nor should) ever again be willing to settle for less” David Schildknecht, eRobertParker.com (of Indaba Chardonnay)
• Wine Spectator – numerous ‘Best Value’ accolades
• Wine Enthusiast – ‘Best Buy’ awards
• eRobertParker.com: “Indaba offers some truly mind-boggling values”