The Mandela family's heritage reaches back to the 18th century when Thembu Land was a part of a royal kingdom in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The bee symbolizes family patriarch, Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela. The House of Mandela wines embrace the same values as their namesake. The Royal Reserve is the family's pride and joy: their pinnacle range of wines. Stringent quality control resulted in limited varieties being chosen for this collection.