The South African wine brand Kumala will be launched in the US this month. The range currently includes a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz which will all be priced at US$8.99.

An additional varietal is expected to be launched later in the year. Kumala, which is owned and imported by Vincor International Inc., is the leading South African wine brand in the UK market, with sales of 3m cases a year.

According to Nielsen data, the South African wine category in the US has grown by more than 41% over the past two years.