The Star (Nairobi)

7 February 2013

Kenya: Planeta Wines Tour Nairobi

Planeta as a brand is not just one winery, but many. The wine's story began at Sambuca di Sicilia, on an estate the Planeta family has owned since the 1600s. It is here, that three enthusiastic young Sicilians - Alessio, Francesca and Santi Planeta - began their winemaking venture in the mid-1980s.

As Planeta they frequently travel around the world representing the traditional Sicilian cuisine and its marvelous pairings with the Planeta wines. They have been in India, China, Japan, Norway, Scotland, Israel, Switzerland, Ukraine and Dubai. Last week they had a food and wine pairing event at the Sankara hotel in Westlands, Nairobi.

"We are here to solidify our brands in the Kenyan market. Kenyans will make their choice on what wine they want," said the winemaker, Alessio Planeta. US Embassy commercial officer Camille Richardson and singer and radio personality Sanaipei Tande were among the guests.

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