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 democratisation 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, with a portion of the proceeds from the wine’s global sales funding the Indaba Education Fund (IEF), under which Indaba is taking its long-standing commitment to education a step further by shifting its focus to the crucial area of early childhood development. The Indaba Education Fund’s mission will be to provide teacher training, infrastructure and learning materials all based on a Montessori approach, at schools established for wine farm workers’ children in the Cape Winelands.