Mosi Wines was founded in 2014 by top sommelier Joseph T Dhafana and is named after Mosi-oa-Tunya, the village in Zimbabwe where he grew up. Joseph learned a lot from the famous winemaker and viticulturist Chris Mullineux. Joseph's very first wine immediately received 4 stars from Platter's Wine Guide. With Mosi Wines, Joseph wants to make wine that is both accessible and of the highest possible quality. He has a deep love for Syrah, preferably made in the style of the Northern Rhône: elegant and earthy, with notes of pepper and cherries and a nice acidity.
The life story of Joseph T Dhafana reads like a thriller and a fairy tale in one. In 2009, he and his wife fled poverty-stricken Zimbabwe via a container transported by train to South Africa. They were hosted in a church in Johannesburg for a few weeks. Joseph then found a job as a gardener at a restaurant in Swartland. In 2010, he was promoted to bartender and drank his very first glass of wine on his 29th birthday. Joseph: 'I mused about the vineyards and how someone could transform grapes into such a beautiful drink. From that moment on I was infected with the wine virus.' He took wine courses, blind tasting competitions, sat on juries and panels. He is now one of the most famous sommeliers in the country, one of the 4 Zim Somms and works as head sommelier at the iconic restaurant La Colombe. He has been making his own wine since 2014.