About 10 years ago, when the South African wine industry was historically male dominated, with little prospects and minimal participation from women, especially black women, Bunty Khan felt a desire to make a positive contribution. The infinite beauty of the Cape Wine Countries and the vibrancy of the communities were an integral part of their inspiration. Regardless of the hurdles she faced, Bunty took an active part in changing the landscape of the industry and launched her own line of wines. The Cape Dreams name reflects her personal drive to develop an internationally recognized brand while making a difference by playing a leading role in the change that advancing women in the wine industry, locally and internationally, seeks to achieve.
Her personal mission is to make Cape Dreams a leading example of true transformation. It was an incredible challenge, especially as a woman of color, but she was prepared and worked very hard to make Cape Dreams a success built on strong values and solid business foundations. In 2016, Bunty was named a board member of WOSA (Wines of South Africa - organization representing the wine industry) and the Wine Industry Value Chain Roundtable, which focuses on promoting value and transformation. These appointments made it easier for them to realize their personal ambition to make a meaningful contribution to change in the South African wine industry. Bunty is also a member of Women of the Vine and Spirits, an international organization that empowers and promotes women in the alcoholic beverage industry worldwide.
Cape Dreams now has an established presence in 20 countries and Bunty continues to work closely with its strategic partners around the world to make their vision a reality. An industry is now emerging in South Africa that is changing in many ways and Bunty is leading the change that seeks to empower women in the wine industry.