Meet Thokozani


Turning farm workers into shareholders.


Let's face it - the winelands don't exactly have a glowing reputation for engaging in Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE). All too often, young BBBEE wine companies are left to sink or swim and as a result can quickly become isolated, with little capital or experience.

Despite the view (however incorrect it is) that nothing is being done or achieved, an increasing number of wine farms are in fact engaging in transformation - and some very successfully so! The models vary according to the degree of ambition involved and the circumstances of each farm. There are many ’empowerment’ projects being launched or being planned in th ... read more

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, visits Thokozani

Great excitement at Thokozani and Diemersfontein Wine Estate today. WC Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde honoured us with a friendly, behind-the-scenes visit to experience our harvest process first-hand, and to discuss measures to mitigate the risks of fires and droughts with Denise Stubbs (Thokozani Director), Dian Joubert (Sales & Marketing), Waldo Kellerman (Viticulturist) and Francois Roode (Winemaker) ‪#‎SAharvest2016‬ ‪#‎heartWellington‬ ‪#‎discoverctwc‬


Alan Winde, WC Minister of Economic Opportunities


Conference packages 10% discount

We are now offering 10% discount on all conference packages booked between 1 May – 31 August 2016.

Our conference centre can accommodate 80 delegates Cinema Style, 60 delegates schoolroom style and 30 delegates U-shape. All conference catering are done onsite at Seasons Restaurant. We also offer 29 rooms for delegates to enjoy their stay over conference.

On-site activities can be arranged such as wine tasting, cellar tours, horse riding, our beauty spa can be enjoyed and also activities like the well-known survivor challenge, minute to win it or a potjiekos competition can be arranged.

Thokozani means “Celebration” and it is in this spirit that our business was launched in 2006, with a current 80% black ownership of the Diemersfontein staff. In the heart of the Cape Winelands at Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate we offer the perfect tranquil and rustic setting to positively influence all delegates, eliminate day to day and city-life distractions, creating a motivational environment & relaxed state of mind.

Please feel free to contact us for a free quotation at or 021 864 5050.

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