M’hudi is a family wine farm located in Stellenbosch. It was founded in 1999 by Malmsey Rangaka and her husband, and is said to be the first black-owned wine tourism farm in South Africa. She is also chairman of Health Promoters South Africa and she got in touch with restaurant entrepreneurs and wine importers Damiano en Belinda D’Alba. They have been involved in various social projects in South-Africa for many years. In 2018 they started a new project : African Wines. They passionately support the work of the Health Promoters and worked closely with the founder and chairman of the Health Promoters Netherlands Harold Robles, who unfortunately passed away in 2020. The common passion of both Damiano, Belinda and the Rangaka family for improving living conditions and in particular the hygiene in communities in South Africa created a special cooperation to make the Harold’s Wines.
Malmsey Rangaka is the matriarch and life-force of Mhudi and Harold’s wines. She has headed the Rangaka family for over thirty years. She encouraged the family to look beyond the familiar in the quest for an alternative life style and galvanized all of them into accepting that life can be much more exciting if you take risks.
Malmsey and her husband developed special wines for the Health Promoters; Harold’s Cape Knight. The name says it all; it is a tribute to the founder and advisor of the Health Promoters South Africa Trust and the Friends of Health Promoters Netherlands; Dr. h.c. Harold Robles. Four variants were selected; a Chenin Blanc, a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Pinotage and a beautiful Blend.