Lobola is the tradition in many African cultures that is associated with the joining of two families through marriage.
A prospective husband (or head of the family) will present the prospective wife's family with the promise of a 'gift' as a sign of respect and appreciation for raising their daughter as a suitable wife and allowing her to join the husband's family. The actual gift is traditionally agreed between the families and can be either cattle or cash.
Lobola is in essence the celebration of the union of two families and is widely practiced and repspected. Even our beloved Madiba referred to the transfer of Elephants between the South African and Mocambican National Parks as Lobola for his wife Graça Machel.
LOBOLA BY TAILLARD FAMILY WINES
The Taljaard family is rooted in South Africa and passionate about their wines. We believe that good wine should be shared with good company and that the culture of celebration should be extended to include all South Africans.
Since Lobola is the celebration of the joining of two families, it resonates with the vision and passion that Taillard Family wines stand for - celebration and unity.
Lobola by Taillard Family Wines has been created to echo the sentiment of celebration and unity amongst all South Africans by providing a wine of distinction that recognises and pays respect to something that is an integral part of the culture of our beautiful country.
The winemaker was asked to create two wines of exceptional quality that would not only be worthy of the Lobola name, but that would be a testament to the passion of that the Taillard Family have for their wines. Loving a challenge, he created a beautiful red Cabernet/Shiraz blend and an equally elegant white Chardonnay/Chenin to carry the name.
Up to date, Lobola has been a catalyst to some very lively conversations between South Africans of all walks of live - living up to its aim of Celebrating Unity.