Cape Wine Academy


Discovering the Sublime World of Wine – 2010

The Cape Wine Academy offers a range of entertaining and educational wine courses for members of the public, travel & tourism industries. Tailor-made wine tasting events are available for corporate groups. Our courses are held in Johannesburg and Pretoria. All courses are presented by winemakers, Viticulturists, Cape Wine Masters and people actively involved in the industry.

Level 1: The South African Wine Course
Topics encompass wine styles and the effect of wine on the taste of food; vineyard and winemaking practices
and how they contribute to making a quality wine. There is an hour tutored tasting at each of the three presentations. This can be completed in the evenings or as a 1 day event.
All lectures incorporate tutored wine tastings.

Level 2: Certificate Wine Course
An in-depth course on South African wine which covers viticulture, winemaking, distillation, fortification, sweet and sparkling wines. This course consists of 7 lectures which are conducted, in the evening or as a 3 day course. There is a theory and tasting examination. The South African Wine course or the Front of House course is a pre-requisite to attend.

Level 3: Diploma
A magnificent way to experience the world through a glass of wine! Four modules consisting of 7 lectures, held fortnightly. This 2 year course details the wine regions of the Old and New World with relevant subject tastings. The Certificate wine course is a pre-requisite to attend.
Module 1: Global Wine Production started August, 2010.

Wines of the World
Step into the international world of wines and broaden your international wine knowledge. Explore the world’s wine regions and discover the interesting wines that they produce. From France to Australia and the Americas, you will be able to compare their wines against ours! This course consists of 6 lectures which are conducted weekly in the evenings, or as a 2 day course.

Introduction to South African Brandy
A two hour evening, which covers the theory of Brandy and includes a brandy tasting. Everyone is welcome.

Corporate Tastings & Functions
Let us arrange a customised tasting or course for you and your corporate clients.

Gift certificates are available for all Cape Wine Academy courses.

The South African Wine Course

Introduction to the wonders of wine – for everyone who wants to learn more about this fascinating subject! Wine knowledge is an asset whether you are pursuing a hobby or enhancing your knowledge
for a career.

Course Outline:

Lecture 1 Wine styles, the FIVE taste sensations with a cause & effect tasting and discussion
Lecture 2 Vineyard practices & South African wine growing districts, varieties/cultivars – white wine tasting and discussion
Lecture 3 Outline of the ‘General Principles of Winemaking’ – red wine tasting and discussion
Exam Theory Examination (60 minutes)

For information on course dates and bookings please follow the links alongside

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