New World Wines are highly coveted and in particular South Africa is praised
around the world for its prolific wine production.

But the barriers to an industry which, for centuries was the domain of white
men in the country, have finally been broken down. Ntsiki Biyela is South
Africa's first black female winemaker.

She's now resident winemaker for family business, Stellakaya Wines after
being with them for almost 10 years. Not a case of positive discrimination,
but an exemplary case of what hard graft and passion for what you do can do
for you. She veered away from her penchant for Engineering to study
Viticulture in the Western Cape, after South African Airways saw her
potential and offered her a scholarship to the University of Stellenbosch.
So what's the secret to being a successful winemaker?

The firm makes some 6000 cases of wine a year, and so it makes perfect sense
that Ntsiki wants to make wine in her own name. With countless prestige
awards for her creations we reckon it's only a matter of time.