Founded in 1979, the Cape Wine Academy is recognised as the official wine education and training institution in South Africa. 

DISTELL - DGB - RAATS - The Wines of JORDAN - CEDERBERG - FLAGSTONE - VILLIERA WINES - STELLAR WINERY - SOLMS DELTA - BACKSBERG - DELHEIM - LANDZICHT - JASON'S HILL - KEN FORRESTER - KNORHOEK - ZEVENWACHT - GROOT CONTANTIA - NELSON WINE ESTATE - STRANVELD - DEWETSHOP ESTATE - VRIESENHOF VINEYARDS - EDGEBASTIN - DARLING CELLARS - CRONIER WINES - MIMOSA - SIMONSIG - ROBERTSON WINERY - MEERENDAL - WINDFALL - TEDDYHALL - CAPE ELEVATION VINEYARDS - LAIBACH - LEOPARDSLEAP - ANTHONIJ RUPERT - CLOS MALVERNE - BLAKE'S FAMILY WINES - CAPAIA - MERWIDA - NITIDA - ERNIE ELS - 4THSTREET - ALLESVERIOREN - BELLINGHAM - BOSHENDAL - DOUGLAS GREEN - DROSTDY-HOF - DURBANVILLE HILLS - TUKULU - FLEURDUCAP - FORT SIMON - FRANSHOEK CELLAR - GRACA - HILL&DALE - IMBUKO - JACOBSDAL - J.C.LEROUX - NEDERBURG - NEETHLINGSHOF - OLDENBURG - PLACE IN THE SUN - PLAISIR DE MERLE - PONGRACS - RIEBEEK CELLARS - SEDGWICK'S - STELLENZICHT - TALL HORSE - the beachhouse - THEUNISKRAAL - TWO OCEANS - UITKYK - ZONNEBLOEM

 

Certificate Wine Course

 

Take an in-depth journey into South African wine with the Certificate Wine Course. Broaden your viticulture and winemaking knowledge, whilst learning about the industry, sparkling, sweet and dessert style wines, along with fortified wines and brandies.

Course overview
* Seven evening lectures or over 3 days. The 3-day course is a compact wine course that takes place over three days. The theory and tasting exams will be written in June and November, in the evenings.
Successful completion of the Certificate Wine Course exams will enable students to enrol for the Cape Wine Academy’s Diploma Wine Course.

 



Lecture 1
» Tutored Wine Tasting

Lecture 2
» Viticulture. Seasons of the vine: how to establish a vineyard.
» Pests and diseases
» Wine Tasting and discussion

Lecture 3
» Viticulture. Wine growing areas of South Africa.
» Wine Tasting and discussion

Lecture 4
» Winemaking: from arrival at cellar till final product.
» Art of blending, wood treatments, innovations in winemaking.
» Wine Tasting and discussion

Lecture 5
» Brandy distilling. Process of production. Different styles
» Wine Tasting and discussion

Lecture 6
» Fortified Wines – Sherry, Port, Fortified Wines
» Special & Noble Late Harvest wines – definition & different styles
» Wine Tasting and discussion

Lecture 7
» Sparkling Wines – methods of production, different styles
» Wine Tasting and discussion

 

 

 


Cost:
R 3,100.00 per person (evening)
R 3,995.00 per person (Includes lunch & teas)
R 1,895 (correspondence) - excludes any additional postage/courier costs of course and examination materials to and from the student, invigilation fees etc.
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SCHEDULE CLASS DATES - 2017

 

EVENING CLASS DATES

Evening Lectures Stellenbosch, Nietvoorbij Campus Cape Town - Mowbray Golf Club, Pinelands Times

1

Tuesday 7th March Wednesday 16th August 18:00-20:30
2 Tuesday 14th March Wednesday 23th August 18:00-20:30
3 Tuesday 28th March Wednesday 30th August 18:00-20:30
4 Tuesday 18th April Wednesday 13th September 18:00-20:30
5 Tuesday 25th April Wednesday 20th September 18:00-20:30
6 Tuesday 2nd May Wednesday 11th October 18:00-20:30
7 Tuesday 9th May Wednesday 18th October 18:00-20:30
Exams Theory (Monday) 5th June Theory (Monday) 20th November 18:00-20:30
Exams Tasting (Tuesday) 6th June Tasting (Tuesday) 21st November 18:00-19:00

 

Course times: 18h00–20h30
Exam times:   Theory –  18h00-20h30 Tasting – 18h00-19h00
*Cost:             R3100.00 per person

 

3 DAY COURSE DATES

 

Stellenbosch - Morgenhof Wine

Thursday 16th March

07:45 - 16:00

Lectures & Tastings

Friday 17th March

08:00 - 13:00 Lectures & Tastings
Saturday 18th March 08:15 - 12:30 Lectures & Tastings

 

Pinelands - King David Mowbray Golf Club

Thursday 11th May

07:45 - 16:00

Lectures & Tastings

Friday 12th May

08:00 - 13:00 Lectures & Tastings
Saturday 13th May 08:15 - 12:30 Lectures & Tastings

 

Exam - Theory 5th June -- Tasting 6th June

 

Groot Constantia - Wine Estate

Saturday 10th June

07:45 - 16:00

Lectures & Tastings

Saturday 17th June

08:00 - 13:00 Lectures & Tastings
Saturday 24th June 08:15 - 12:30 Lectures & Tastings

 

Stellenbosch - Morgenhof Wine Estate

Saturday 29th July

07:45 - 16:00

Lectures & Tastings

Saturday 5th August

08:00 - 13:00 Lectures & Tastings
Saturday 12th August 08:15 - 12:30 Lectures & Tastings

 

Stellenbosch - Morgenhof Wine Estate

Thursday 21 September

07:45 - 16:00

Lectures & Tastings

Friday 22nd September

08:00 - 13:00 Lectures & Tastings
Saturday 23rd September 08:15 - 12:30 Lectures & Tastings

 

Durban - St James on Venice

Saturday 14th October

07:45 - 16:00

Lectures & Tastings

Saturday 21st October

08:00 - 13:00 Lectures & Tastings
Saturday 28th October 08:15 - 12:30 Lectures & Tastings

 

Pinelands - King David Mowbray Golf Club

Thursday 26 October

07:45 - 16:00

Lectures & Tastings

Friday 27th October

08:00 - 13:00 Lectures & Tastings
Saturday 28th October 08:15 - 12:30 Lectures & Tastings

 

Exam - Theory 20th November -- Tasting 21st November

Course times: 18h00–20h30
Exam times:   Theory –  18h00-20h30 Tasting – 18h00-19h00
*Cost:             R3,995.00 per person (Includes lunch & teas)


GAUTENG

3 DAY CERTIFICATE COURSE

 

Sandton - The Capital

Saturday 4th March

08:00 - 16:00

Lectures & Tastings

Saturday 11th Mrach

08:00 - 14:00 Lectures & Tastings
Saturday 25th March 08:00 - 14:00 Lectures & Tastings

 

Centurion -Leriba Lodge

Saturday 1st July

08:00 - 16:00

Lectures & Tastings

Saturday 8th July

08:00 - 14:00 Lectures & Tastings
Saturday 15th July 08:00 - 14:00 Lectures & Tastings

 

Sandton -Da Vinci Hotel

Saturday 5th August 08:00 - 16:00 Lectures & Tastings
Saturday 19th August 08:00 - 14:00 Lectures & Tastings
Saturday 2nd September 08:00 - 14:00 Lectures & Tastings

 

Pretoria -Casa Toscana

Saturday 16 September 08:00 - 16:00 Lectures & Tastings
Saturday 23rd September 08:00 - 14:00 Lectures & Tastings
Saturday 30th September 08:00 - 14:00 Lectures & Tastings

 

Exam - Theory 20th November -- Tasting 21st November

 

Course times: as per above schedule
Exam times:   Theory –  18h30-21h00 Tasting – 18h30-19h30
*Cost:             R3,995.00 per person (Includes lunch & teas)