Kumusha Six Pack
Six bottles from an acclaimed South African Sommelier
Kumusha, founded by acclaimed sommelier Tinashe Nyamudoka, is one of South Africa's most exciting wine brands. We're proud to offer a curated six-pack of these brilliant, natural wines.
"Kumusha" is a Shona word (Zimbabwe's primary language); one of those magic words for which there is no exact equivalent translation in English. It broadly translates to “your home, your origin, your roots.”
For every six-pack, we will continue to pay it forward by donating locally to the People's Kitchen Collective, a Black, Brown, and Indigenous non-profit co-op dedicated to providing healthy food and well-paying jobs in East Oakland.
Tinashe Nyamudoka, is one of South Africa's most recognizable sommelier names. He came up through the restaurant industry. Raised in Zimbabwe, Nyamudoka began his career in grocery stores as a retail buyer, pivoting to fine dining in Capetown, South Africa where he quickly rose through the ranks, earning the Reaching for Young Stars Best Wine Steward award in 2013 and became head sommelier for The Test Kitchen, arguably the best restaurant on the entire African continent.
His wines sell out in months, and are some of the most desired coming out of Capetown. We are honored to be one of the recipients of his delicious, natural wine.
Each six pack includes:
KUMUSHA SAUVIGNON BLANC, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA 2020
KUMUSHA CABERNET SAUVIGNON, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA 2019
KUMUSHA CABERNET SAUVIGNON/CINSAULT BLEND, SLANGHOEK, SOUTH AFRICA 2019
It's an understatement to say that South Africa still remains fraught with inequality. With his Kumusha brand, Nyamudoka is striving to achieve equity with his wines and create a space for Black voices in the wine industry.
"Kumusha in the Zimbabwean Shona language translates to ‘your home’, ‘your roots’ or ‘your origin’. Through a collaborative process where I respect the vine, the winemaker and the consumer, I try to build a brand of wines that represent and honour their roots. For Black Africans, wine is not historically part of our culture. I wanted to create a wine to help change that.”
- Tinashe Nyamudoka, Sommelier