Meet a Kenyan Woman Making Amazing Wines in Austria/ Women in Wine
Meet a Kenyan woman making great strides when it comes to wine. I attended this years Prowein trade fair and met my friend Elizabeth Hartig and her Emali wines.
Ordinary to extraordinary: Success stories of Kenyan Ladies who took a risk and dared abroad. Would you dare to take a leap of faith to pursue your passions? Two fearless Kenyan Ladies did just that:
Life is not always smooth abroad. On the strength of a woman we seek to tell you about two Kenyan Ladies daring abroad. When we talk about the strength of a woman, we cannot afford not to recognize this two amazing Kenyan Ladies. Patricia Jerotich Tschiltsch and Elizabeth Muringi Hartig the two directors of Wine2Africa.
Wine2Africa is the exclusive wine exporters of fine Austrian wines to Africa. Founded in 2014 by Patricia Tschiltsch, and later joined by Muringi Hartig. Wine2africa is a wine exporter based in Austria. They work with a network of distributors to connect wine lovers from Africa with great winemakers from Austria and their delicious wines.
They both hail from our great country Kenya but lives in Austria.
Patricia has a broad export expertise and industry knowledge with an in-depth understanding of international business. The basic seminar from the Weinakademie in Austria broadened her knowledge in Austrian wines. Additionally she holds an export oriented management degree.
This is what she had to say,“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”
Elizabeth is a guru in Austrian culture, tradition and wine, Apart from this, she further extended her enthusiasm and attended wine courses and not only did she excel on degustation challenges but proved to be among one of the right person to lead wine2africa. This is what Elizabeth had to say, “The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far fromup one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. ”
Wine2Africa has developed quality wine supply and production channels, which incorporates over 15 growers. This results to be capable of delivering Austrian wines that suit the client’s specifications and price points for particular market places. They have international partners in Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia just to name but a few.Wine2Africa has worn various international awards.
Their believes is to understand exactly what the clients and buyers demand and deliver this, giving their customers the possibility to explore the magnificent and beautiful flavors of Austrian wines.Wine2Africa showcase an exciting portfolio of boutique fine wines from renewed wine regions in Austria. These wines are made by artisan winemakers who are leaders in the varieties of their region.
If you want Wines that mix well with food, wines that are easygoing to drink, and where the first empty bottle leads easily to the second one then Wine2Africa is where to get it.
Austria is not only known because of Mozart, Sound of music or as a destination for those seeking spark, culture and glamour, but also for it’s throbbing wine scene which has earned it as a renown worldwide standard and innovative country. Austria’s wine is very special due to the fact that the wine making procedure is traditional and not forgetting the grape varieties, and it’s ideal geological and climatic elements making them unique and full of character and identity.
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” — Herman Cain
By Gicheha Lewis