Co-founder and CEO of Sababay Winery
Sababay is a big project and has now become a platform for other local producers to meet and grow. I can only lead and give when I am full and overflowing myself.
Tell us your story – how did you get here?
It’s a long story – but I’ll keep to the word limit! It all started with my mum, who, when she retired, decided to move to Bali with me and explore the opportunities here. We came across all the local prospects: the local grapes, Bali’s flourishing tourism industry and Indonesian gastronomy – they all go hand in hand! So, we decided to start making wine, and I love it!
I am her only daughter, so I’m really fond of working together with my mum here in Bali – it really is a charming place to be.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Not giving up on Sababay and being kind to myself. Sababay is a big project and has now become a platform for other local producers to meet and grow. I can only lead and give when I am full and overflowing myself.
What impact have you made in Bali?
A social impact mostly, by lifting up grape farmers and their harvest quality in Bali, all while supporting other local producers. I also hope to elevate Bali’s tourism experience with our winery tour; another way of experiencing local gastronomy, and another side to beautiful Bali!
What does 2022 look like for you?
Busy with internal alignment and collaborations with other brands, especially local brands.
What do you love most about Bali?
As an Indonesian born in Jakarta, I really appreciate the natural beauty of Bali and its beaches.
What’s your first and last drink of the day?
Well, I am enjoying a Sababay Pink Blossom Rose as I am writing these words, but in the morning, I drink warm water, and at night, a calming tea.