Rugby icon Tendai Mtawarira – The Beast, launches wine brand
Former Springbok rugby player crafts a bespoke collection of wines
Retired Springbok and much-loved South African rugby player Tendai Mtawarira has launched a collection of wines.
With a long-standing and renowned career on the rugby scene, Tendai earned himself the title of “The Beast”.
Tendai’s wine collection echoes his values and principles of excellence, resilience and passion. As a “secret wine lover”, the launch of the wine brand was a natural fit for the former rugby player turned businessman.
Speaking about the launch of the wine collection, Tendai says, “I have been eagerly awaiting the moment when we could share details of The Beast Wine Collection, which is very close to my heart. Our mission is to offer a high-quality, locally produced wine to an extensive consumer market, and the production of this collection has represented a true labour of love over the last year. I am confident that everyone will enjoy the product as much as I have enjoyed the journey of producing this collection of fine wines.”
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All about the wine
Collaborating with SMCG Wines, Tendai has crafted an elegant collection of wines to fit the essence of The Beast’s collection, which is sourced from four vineyards located in the Western Cape: Benguela Cove, Arra Vineyards, Holden Manz and Cape Point Vineyards. Working with the vineyards in a year-long process, Tendai has created a selection that resonates with the “Beast” moniker in palate, aroma and more.
The collection consists of an MCC Brut, Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon, rosé and a Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon. The wines can be purchased online at SMCG Wine.
Tendai and SMCG plan to take the wine collection global, offering people the opportunity to savour the authentic flavours of the Western Cape’s wine region.
In addition, The Beast Wine collection is the first fully traceable wine collection in the world. Each bottle includes a unique and secure identification label in the form of a QR barcode to verify its authenticity.
The QR code indicates its origin and links to a website where more information about each wine can be found.