Carmen Stevens Wines was established in 2011 with our maiden vintage in 2014. Carmen Stevens has been in the South African Wine Industry since qualifying in 1995. Carmen graduated as the first black South African to study the art of winemaking in South Africa. In January 2019, Carmen registered the first 100% black-owned winery in South Africa in the picturesque Stellenbosch.

Winemaking Values:
We celebrate each growing season by highlighting the attributes that Mother Nature gives us with each vintage. Our work is to accentuate the positive attributes of the specific year and display these characteristics in full to the wine lover. Each bottle of Carmen Stevens Wines is truly handmade, and we are committed to only using plant-derived additives that ensure our wines can be enjoyed by all.

We source our fruit from a range of grape-growing regions with exceptional vineyards, enabling us to celebrate the array of soil types of South Africa, each adding its unique touch to our wines.  Individual small batches of wines are handmade and blended later to heighten what we strive to showcase in each vintage.


Our label and the meaning:

Our label display a “tiger” on closer inspection three figures are seen. A man on the right side of the “tiger”, a bird with a red beak on the left side of the “tiger” and a face of a dog between the man and the bird all taken together by the body and colour of the “tiger”.

Our label is an expression of how different people experience wine. Some people pick up a glass and identify all characteristics immediately, while others take time to “see” all that the wine is expressing in the glass.

The “Tiger” is very special to me. My eldest daughter, Caitlin, painted “tiger” at school when she was only 6 years old and I love it!
carmen stevens wine label