Fast forward to 2020, it’s exciting to learn that Ntsiki now runs her own company called Alsina Wines. Named after her late grandmother, Aslina, who she draws inspiration from as she gave her all the life lessons and guidance she needed to become the woman that she is today. Her brand, Aslina, has also won awards, and the hearts of people globally for what the brand stands for.
Ntsiki is passionate about making wine accessible to everyone and believes that winemaking is centred around memories, both old and new ones. She is also passionate about passing on her skills to those who have never had access to this world. She always looks to uplift and provide technical training.
As an inspirational woman, her wines have won several awards and she distributes them to countries such as Taiwan, Netherlands, America, Germany and Ghana. She has definitely made a mark in South Africa, especially knowing that it is a country already known for making groundbreaking and exciting wines.
The wines which Ntsiki produces are a range of Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Umsasane and a Bordeaux blend which echoed her 2014 collaboration with Helen Keplinger, a California winemaker , which was created for Mika Bulmash’s Wine for the World program. All of these have been created with love and great passion.
Ntsiki Biyela is an inspiration to women across the world and as the first female winemaker in South Africa, she has been featured on the likes of Forbes, CNN and other reputable media platforms. There are about less than 10 professional winemakers in South Africa currently and so this makes her a legend in her own right.