It grew from our heart with a simple step, now towards a thousand miles and beyond.

Mulyati Gozali

  • The President Director of Sababay Winery, Mrs Mulyati Gozali says “… our vision is to be the best professionally managed local winery, the leader in South East Asia, a transfer of winemaking technology dedicated to Indonesia’s own agriculture potentials through direct fair trade business practices and integrated farming”. She stresses that “it is our philosophy to be a custodian of nature”.

  • I have decided to retire in Bali, start the winery and closely work together with the grape farmers of North Bali. there are so many resources as well as great soil along with quality improvement with attentive research and development, that the future is bright and the opportunity is there especially within the agricultural business.

Evy Gozali
  • Evy Gozali created the vision and founded the Sababay Winery along with her mother in 2010, after exploring Bali when the new highway opened to the north, and witnessing grapes at harvest time in Buleleng.

  • Evy’s vision for Sababay Winery’s future is to be internationally known and respected as a leading Indonesian wine producer using grapes from Indonesia. So that, hopefully, when tourists come to Indonesia, they will put ‘Sababay Wines’ on top of their list of souvenirs to bring home. Sababay wines should be easy to enjoy, light up the senses and bring joy and togetherness.

  • "I know that there is going to be a huge growth in Asian wines, particularly in Bali" she explains. "currently only 5% of the demand of wine in Indonesia is provided by local producers, the rest remains dominated by imports. We are happy to have constant product availability and support from the leading distributor in Indonesia to ensure the local product will be the queen in their own country”. She adds.

Vincent Desplat
  • Parisian born Vincent’s vast knowledge of winemaking techniques was gained through experiences in France, Korea, and Australia and his passion to explore new wine frontiers led him to Bali twenty years ago.

  • There is a misperception that indonesia can't produce wine because of the humid climate. The vineyards are located in the Regency of Buleleng, North of Bali where rainfall is limited and where hot days and cool nights create a perfect environment for grape growing. so many place are similar to this in Indonesia- it is a pity to hold the Indonesian wine business back the market because of a lack of awareness.

Yohan Handoyo
  • Yohan is recognized as one of the most distinguished sommelier in Asia, a wine expert and professional with exceptional talent in wine knowledge, history and depth insight on The World Wine Production. He is one of the International Wine Competition as such Wine & Spirit Asia and Wine Style Asia Award.

  • Yohan published his award winning book “Rahasia Wine” and won “The Best Wine Education Book in The World 2007” Gourmand Award – London, April 2008. He promotes and educates wine appreciation to Indonesia market as well as very dedicated to introduce the potential of locally made premium wine products to The World.

  • A passionate business leader with proven track of delivering growth and developing growth long term sustainable strategy. Yohan builds The Sababay dream team, customer loyalty, mentors, presents wine education and opens up market for Sababay.

Model Farmer

Putu Lunutan, 32 years old, is the second generation of grape farmer in Buleleng region in North Bali.

Having inherited 1.2 hectares vineyard with latero volcanic soil, Putu used to achieve an average of 7 tonnes grape per hectare per harvest before joining Asteroid Vineyards, a subsidiary of Sababay Winery. He decided to join the team because Asteroid was able to clear off his debt and have a fresh new start.

Our Sababay Farmers

  • Early 2000 was a series of tough years for most grape farmers in Bali, especially in Buleleng. Crop disease, poor marketing and failed harvests forced many farmers to borrow money at high interest rates off local lenders - the middlemen who distributed the grapes to big companies and controlled the price. Grape farmers were in so much debt they were having to sell their cows just to maintain their vineyards. In 2010 Asteroid Vineyards established a cooperative approach to help local grape growers.

    The Farmer Partnership Agreement implemented advanced viticulture techniques, after research and consultation were done to try and improve yields and make the system fairer for everyone involved.

  • One of those farmer, Kadek - who dreams of using his new prosperity to send his children to university. now 175 farmers work in collaboration with Asteroid vineyards and enjoy and average price for grapes 10-times higher than they collected before agreement. Under the agreement, Asteroid secured exclusive rights to grapes grown in the region in return for; First paying off the local farmer’s existing debts that hinder their decision to join, providing technical assistance and training for fertilization and soil management - encouraging two quality harvest per years instead of three mediocre ones.

    They provide a stable income at a rate significantly greater than they received in the past. Yields for Putu have also doubled from seven tonnes per harvest to an average of 14. This is a point of great pride for him being a grape grower, who hopes the tradition will continue for generation to come.

  • Kadek is one of examples of balinese farmers in this agrarian beautiful country that we all love. Real people, with real dream like you and me.

    What stop you from being a part of their success stories ?