House of Mandela Range
A wine range that celebrates South Africa's rich heritage
The House of Mandela wines that were produced at D’Aria are best appreciated when shared with others, as these wines were inspired by strong family values and a sense of community.
Our wines find their inspiration in the Thembu Clan – noble, respected, trusted. People with a deep appreciation of nature and their land. These attributes, alongside a tradition of warmth and conviviality, are embodied in our delightfully accessible Thembu Collection – an inspired choice.
Vusani was the name of our ancestor King Ngubengcuka colloquially meaning ‘let the Thembu nation rise’ – through strong family values – discipline, courage, love, and a sense of community. It is these strong-held traditions that have led us to create a brand of wines that embody such important values. They are best appreciated when people come together and share stories and learn lessons from those who have travelled the road of life before them.