Kumusha Wines – Meet the Winemaker

Sommelier Select Series

By way of introduction, I’m Gillian Katz, a Certified Sommelier, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to curate New England Country Mart’s selection of wine for home delivery.

When curating the Cellar for NECM, it was important to have a diverse representation of wine across regions, terroirs and winemakers – the selection at NECM has a focus on unique, smaller production wines that come from family-owned, generational vineyards, with special stories and histories – much like New England Country Mart.

With this, I want to explore our best and most unique offerings with you – to share the passion behind the label, and uncork the story in the bottle.

Meet Tinashe Nyamudoka of Kumusha Wines.

Kumusha in the Zimbabwean Shona language translates to ‘your home’, ‘your roots’, or ‘your origin’.

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tinashe’s career in hospitality began as a waiter in Cape Town, followed by a wine steward position at Cape Town’s Nobu, where he was promoted to Sommelier. As Tinashe continued to grow his career in the South African hospitality industry working at some of Africa’s finest hotels & restaurants, he was ready for something new. 

After relocating to Johannesburg, Tinashe launched his own wine brand, Kumusha Wines, into the South African market and abroad. We’re thrilled to bring his Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon to NECM.

Kumusha is known for its minimal intervention and natural fermentation aimed at letting the wine be free to do the talking, telling the story of South Africa’s unique terroir – resulting in wine that represents and honors its roots.

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