The story of any good bottle starts in a beautiful lush vineyard, with strong vines, healthy leaves, and large, luscious grapes. Our first varieties were Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Colombard, and Shiraz, and they’ve given us beautiful results. As we grow and learn, we’re adding some new grapes to our garden stock. This June, we plan to introduce Pinotage, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Souzao, Durif, Villard Blanc, Muscadelle, and Alicante Bouschet grapes.
Our home is at Morendat Farm, Naivasha, in the heart of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. Lying along the equator, the grapes enjoy the warmth of the invigorating sun. Temperatures range from a cool 6° to a tropical 32° Celsius, and annual rainfall is 500 to 600mm. This equatorial climate allows each grape to mature and ripen slowly, patiently developing every nuance of its fine fruity taste. Naivasha’s high altitude of 2000 metres preserves the grapes’ delicate flavours.
Our wine is entrusted to a very passionate group of individuals who live the spirit and essence of Leleshwa Wines.
Emma Nderitu: Emma Nderitu, belongs to a small but slowly growing group of women who make wine in what has, for centuries, been a male-dominated profession that combines science, art and no small degree of magic.
P.O Box 52727