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  • Our History

    At Leleshwa we have discovered the true spirit of Kenya. We found a way to nurture this irrepressible essence and put it in a bottle.

    20 years ago, experts told us we couldn’t grow grapes in this part of the world. We decided to prove them wrong, so we planted a vineyard at Morendat. It started out as a hobby, something fun and exotic, an excuse to spend the weekend in Naivasha. Two decades later, we produce up to 80,000 bottles of wine every year, and in 2015, we won our very first Gold Medal in the international Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Awards  (https://michelangeloawards.com/2015-results/ )  for our Sauvignon Blanc, and because we believe in bettering our best we had the honor of bringing home a Double Gold medal in 2017 the international Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Awards for our Sauvignon Blanc ( https://www.uber-wines.com/2017-winners/double-gold/leleshwa-sauvignon-blanc-2017-1596/?utm_source=qr-code&utm_medium=uber-wines&utm_campaign=michelangelo-awards-2017&utm_content=micro-site). 

    Proudly homegrown. Inspired by Kenya.

  • Our Geography

    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 Epiphany

    Our name comes from the Leleshwa Tree that bountifully surrounds our vineyards, embracing our passion and refreshing the work of our hands. As we worked moment by moment, day by day, we discovered the true spirit of Kenya. It’s the creative element that drives us, binds us, unites us. As Kenyans, we continually seek opportunities to express ourselves beautifully, naturally, artistically. We found a way to nurture this irrepressible essence and put it in a bottle. Kenyans love their own, and Kenya is what inspired us.

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Contact Us

info@riftvalleywinery.com,
P.O Box 52727
Nairobi 00200
Kenya