New SA wine range, Sinbad Wines, finds a home at ANEW Hotels & Resorts
One of the leading hotel groups in the country, ANEW Hotels & Resorts, continues to push the boundaries in the local hospitality industry.
ANEW has recently partnered with the new and proudly South African wine range, Sinbad Wines, where their range of wines will be available to enjoy at all ANEW Hotels & Resorts restaurants and bars.
ANEW Hotels & Resorts have had a phenomenal past two years, having opened multiple hotels throughout the country during the Covid-19 pandemic and growing from just managing three properties to 14, with more property growth expected in 2022. Most recently, the group expanded its property portfolio to the Western Cape by rebranding to the ANEW Hotel Green Point, previously known as Vib Best Western Hotel in Green Point.
Enter Sinbad Wines. From the golf terrain to a wine and hotel partnership, Sindile “Sinbad” Kama, the co-founder of Sinbad Wines, is perhaps more prominently known for being the owner of 50 On Gugs, a vibey, chilling Tshisanyama in Gugulethu, Cape Town.
In 2019 he birthed the idea of starting a wine brand with the desire to leave a legacy for his family.
Sinbad’s friend and Sharks rugby player, Scarra Ntubeni, introduced him to JP Quickelberge, who has an entity that looks after over 200 wine cellars in the Western Cape. “He has a deep knowledge of the wine industry – from logistics to the tasting to managing how the deals can be done,” Sinbad shares. Together Sinbad and JP are both co-founders of the wine brand.
Prior to the house wine venture beginning, he met Alan Campbell, ANEW Hotels & Resorts Sales & Marketing Director, while attending a golfing event about six to seven years ago.
“I’m a golf fanatic, he plays golf too, so we met at Vodacom Origins of Golf,” says Sinbad. “We kept in touch lightly as we were in the same circles on social media. When I launched Sinbad Wines last year, he was like, ‘Yoh boet, you’re doing things.”
Sinbad says the conversation led to him offering Alan two bottles of wine for the tasting, which of course, left a lasting impression. “The rest is history,” Sinbad chuckles.
Patrons wishing to soothe out their palate while basking alongside the pool have the option of choosing between either the Sinbad Shiraz 2018 and Sinbad Sauvignon Blanc 2019, with more varietals being developed soon. The future could see a potential rosé and bubbly in the works.
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