Amandla, a wine brand created by Adama Wines, a majority owned and 100% black female-run business, made its U.S. debut with the launch of two varietals: POWER Shiraz Zinfandel and FUTURE White Sauvignon Blanc.
Amandla is not just about wine; it’s about a movement that embodies the spirit of South Africa and the remarkable women who steer its path, the company says.
Amandla, meaning power, in the South African language of IsiXhosa stands for the courage and resilience within women, according to the company. It is an homage to freedom and the exciting opportunities that the future holds, it notes.
Amandla wines are sourced from the vineyards of the Western Cape, where the grapes are hand-picked and blended by Winemaker Praisy Dlamini, the company says. Dlamini began her studies in agriculture, followed by three years in the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé program, it notes. The following varietals are included within the line:
• POWER Shiraz Zinfandel: A blend of rich and juicy flavors with the prominent notes of ripe plums and blackberries, POWER brings the subtle hints of spice, providing a contrast to the fruit-forward flavors, creating a well-balanced taste.
• FUTURE White Sauvignon Blanc: This Sauvignon Blanc offers an experience of crispness and zest, while delivering fruit flavors of passion fruit, pineapple, and tangy lemons.
Amandla welcomes wine enthusiasts to be part of a movement that celebrates African culture, the strengthening of women, and the promise of a brighter future, one bottle at a time, it says. Amandla now is available through WSJ Wine by the Wall Street Journal at WSJwine.com/Amandla. It retails for $19.99 a bottle. All orders will be accepted and fulfilled by a licensed retailer in each delivery state.