Female Entrepreneur Awards

■ Winemaker Carmen Stevens of Somerset West recently won the prize for top entrepreneur, exporting at the Female Entrepreneur Awards at Kronenburg in Paarl last Thursday. Carmen has 21 years’ experience in winemaking, having been the first black person to study and qualify as a winemaker in South Africa in 1995. Her company, Carmen Stevens Wines (Pty) Ltd, was registered in 2011. The main purpose of the business is to source, produce, blend and bottle premium quality red and white table wines, exclusively for the export market.