After a few years of going through the thought process and conceptualization, the Kumusha brand was brought to life in 2017 by Zimbabwean top sommelier Tinashe Nyamudoka. Kumusha is a Shona (=one of Zimbabwes official languages) word which can mean either ‘Your Home’, ‘Your Roots’ or ‘Your Origins’. For Tinashe, Kumusha Wines is a personal journey put into bottle.... Kumusha is an independent brand which gives Tinashe the opportunity to interact with different wine farms and winemakers. Kumusha Wines now has three ranges that are all represented in the African Wines Portfolio. His Flame Lily 2019 got a 5* rating in the Platters Wineguide.
Tinashe Nyamudoka was born in Zimbabwe and came to South Africa in 2008 in search of a better life, starting all over again from the bottom of the ladder. He successfully made it to Head Sommelier at The Test Kitchen in Cape Town and it is perfectly correct to call him a Zim Supersomm. In 2017 he took the long cherished and deliberate step to start making his own wines as well, and launched Kumusha Wines. Tinashe is an executive board member of non-profit organisation the Black Cellar Club (BLACC) and is part of TeamZIM that participated in the World Blind Wine Tasting Championships in 2017 and 2018. He holds a Diploma from the Cape Wine Academy, a WEST Level 3, a Certificate from the Court Of Master Sommeliers Europe, a Certificate in Wine Business Management (GSB UCT) and a Micheal Fridjohn Wine Judging Academy certificate. He is a Wine Jury at Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards, Germany, a wine panelist for Wine Of The Month Club, a regular judge in South Africa tasting on the Michelangelo Wine and Spirits Awards, the Chenin Blanc top 10 Challenge and member of the Platter Awards Five Star panel.