An African Tale

Fighting like a lioness to bring more diversity in the South African wine Industry.
Being a Role model and taking the risk to succeed.

That is Koni Wines

Who We Are

A Proudly black owned brand offering delicious,
affordable wines for all wine lovers since 2015
Koni Maliehe

About the founder

Change has been forced upon all of us in recent years, not just in South Africa, but across the globe. Many concrete systems have started to welcome new perspectives, approaches and energies. Adding new, authentic dimensions adds value when any system is ready for change.
“I felt that the time was right to open up things in the wine industry, to introduce more diversity into the industry. The best way to do that was to become a wine entrepreneur and make a difference from within.” Koni believes that growing diversity in the wine industry is key to its survival, with women, Black, Indian, and Coloured people poised to bring new ideas, different thinking, and diverse mindsets to an industry that needs to innovate to survive in an environment constrained by COVID-19 and impacted by ever-soaring excise costs.

Koni Maliehe, born in Soweto, Rockville but partly raised by her loving grandparents in the Eastern Cape before settling in Cape Town. She spent most of her career in the Financial Services sector as Head of Training & People Management, resigned to start a wine business in 2015.

I observed that each time there is a bottle of wine open, theres people and stories. We need to turn those moments into engaging, fruitful conversation about our heritage as citizens of South Africa, says Koni Maliehe.

OUR PURPOSE

To participate, collaborate in a thriving African economy and leave behind a legacy of hope.

OUR COMMITMENT

In order to create great memories, we offer consistent quality wines at an affordable price.

OUR PRODUCTS

Red Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon

Shiraz

Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot Blend

Merlot

Pinotage

White Wines

Chenin Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

Sweet Wines

Rosé

Natural Sweet White

natural-sweet-white

Stockist

Tops Wapadrand
Tops Midstream Ridge
Spar MonumentPark