2015

The Journey Begins...

Our Story Began in 2015 when Sarah travelled to
Mexico to learn the art of making premium tequila
and mezcal from the master distillers.

travelled to Canada travelled to Canada
2016

In 2016 she then travelled to Canada and
planted 115,000 trees to raise R60,000 which
was the first investment to start the business.

First Investment First Investment
2017

First Investment

First investment of R 900,000 from first partner in business and Leonista brand launched.

Award Winning Award Winning
2018

Award Winning

Won our first global awards. Made first
million rand in sales. Supplied 200 clients.

Launched Reposado Black Launched Reposado Black
2019

Launched Reposado Black

Launched new range Reposado Black. First export sales. Organically certified.

Online Store Awards & Exports Online Store Awards & Exports
2020

Online Store,
Awards & Exports

Survived Covid-19 and launched an online store over lockdown. Won 2 awards - Blanco Gold Sip awards and Rep Black Silver Sip awards. Export sales going to Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Taiwan and Japan.

1% For The Planet Partnership 1% For The Planet Partnership
2021

1% For The Planet Partnership

Exporting to 10 countries and partnered with Samara supporting their vision to “rewild the Karoo”.