Somfula Wines was established in March 2009. The founder, Nokubonga “Bongi”, born in a family of entrepreneurs, recalls that she has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. In 2008, while working as an agent in a wine selling company, Bongi developed a passion for wine. Her love for wine grew to the extent that she began to imagine having her own brand.
Driven by her ambition as an entrepreneur, and her desire to create employment for youth, she started selling wines locally, employing students during school holidays. Bongi has learnt from experience that success is achieved when you do something you really enjoy. As she became familiar with the wine industry, also grew interest on the role farmers’ play in producing the wine.