NTSIKI BIYELA ​

She grew up herding cattle and milking cows in a remote rural village in the Ugu district of KwaZulu-Natal. Never in her wildest dreams could Ntsiki Biyela ever have imagined that she would one day make history by becoming South Africa’s first black female winemaker.

Episode Nine

Instead she took a job as a domestic worker after matric and thought that was how her life would be. But fate had other plans, and when a former teacher let her know about a scholarship to study winemaking, she jumped at the chance. Upon arriving at Stellenbosch, she remembers marveling at the huge mountains, and the many tiny trees she would later discover were actually vineyards!

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