Diploma Wine Course

 
 

Experience wines of the Old and New World; learn about and taste wines from around the world.

COURSE OUTLINE:

 

The Diploma course comprises 4 modules, each Module contains 7 lectures, presented in individual evening sessions or in a 3 consecutive Saturday program. Each lecture is topic related and will end with an analytical tasting of wines. One lecture in each module is a tutored tasting.. On completion of Module 1, further modules can be completed in any order, over a 2 to 4 year period. The course is partly self-study. Each module requires that 3 course assignments be submitted, and concludes with a 3 hour written theory examination. 

 

Module 1:  Global Wine Production, starts in Johannesburg in May 2019 & Stellenbosch as well as Cape Town in April & August 2019
Module 2: Wines of France, starts in Stellenbosch, Cape Town & Johannesburg in August 2019
Module 3: Wines of the Old World (excludes France) starts in Stellenbosch, Cape Town & Johannesburg in March 2020
Module 4: Wines of the New World starts in Stellenbosch as well as Cape Town in March 2019 & Johannesburg in February 2019

Once the 4 modules have been successfully completed, a candidate qualifies to sit the Diploma Tasting examination, which will include both local and imported wines.

 

Please note that modules only run dependant on numbers.

 

VENUES:
Stellenbosch: Morgenhof Wine Estate
Cape Town: King David Mowbray Golf Club, Pinelands
Johannesburg: The Leriba Hotel Group, Centurion

 

TIME: 
STB & CT: 18h00–21h00
JHB: 3 day program, 1st day starting at 8am, till approximately 13:00pm. All exam dates are fixed nationally and written in the evening.

 

COST per person*
-    R6 500.00 per Module – Evenings
-    R6 750.00 per person for the 3 day course. Includes lunch on the first day, snacks/ teas/coffees throughout the 3 days
OR
-    Modules 1-4 upfront - less 10% (only applicable for upfront payments for all 4 modules)                             
OR
-   R2 975.00 correspondence: excludes any additional postage/courier costs of course and examination materials to and from the student, as well as invigilation fees etc.

*  Prices quoted are per person excluding text book and are valid during 2018, future modules may be subject to annual price increases.

 

ADVISORY:

  • Cape Wine Academy promotes responsible use of alcohol. We recommend the use of spittoons supplied at the tastings, to reduce the excessive consumption of wine during the tastings.
  • It is advisable to eat a meal before the start of each class.
  • Please don’t wear perfume or aftershave when attending the classes – it affects everyone’s ability to smell the wine.

 

DRINKING AND DRIVING RESPONSIBLY:
Remember a sober driver is best. The Cape Wine Academy encourages all students to spit .
The legal limit is TWO standard units. If you are over the limit please be responsible and make arrangements for your collection.

 

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MODULE 1 CAPE TOWN

CLASS DATES 2019

 

Exam Stellenbosch/Cape Town Stellenbosch/Cape Town
Module 1 Monday - 3rd June Monday -18th November
Module 2 Monday - 3rd June Thursday - 21st November
Module 3 Monday - 3rd June Monday - 18th November
Module 4 Thursday- 6th June Monday - 18th November
Tasting Monday - 10th June - STB Only Monday - 25th November - STB Only

 

Rewrite Cost

Theory Exam - R475.00 per Module
Tasting Exam - R600.00

 

TIMES

 

Theory Exam: 18h00 - 21h00*
Tasting Exam: 18h00 - 20h00*

 

3 DAY:    VENUE: King David Mowbray Golf Club, Pinelands

Morgenhof Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

 

Lectures Diploma Module 1 Cape Town - Saturday Stellenbosch - Saturday

Times

1

Tutored tasting “Around the world” 13th April 10th August 08:00 - 10:30
2 World Trends 13th April 10th August 10:45 - 13:00
3 Viticulture 13th April 10th August 13:45 - 16:00
4 Winemaking 4th May 24th August 08:30 - 11.00
5 French classification  systems  & Alsace 4th May 24th August 11.30 - 13h30
6 Champagne 18th May 7th September 08:30 - 10:15
7 Cognac & Armagnac 18th May 7th September 10.45-12.45
Exams THEORY Module 1 Monday - 03 June Monday - 18th November 18:00 - 21:00

 

3 DAY VENUE: King David Mowbray Golf Club, Pinelands

 

Lectures Diploma Module 1 King David Mowbray Golf Club, Pinelands

1

Tutored tasting “Around the world” 06th August
2 World Trends 20th August
3 Viticulture 03rd September
4 Winemaking 17th September
5 French classification  systems  & Alsace 15th October
6 Champagne 22nd October
7 Cognac & Armagnac 29th October
Exams THEORY Module 1 Monday - 18th November

 

MODULE 2 IN WESTERN CAPE

3 DAY: VENUE: Morgenhof Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

 

Lectures Diploma Module 2 Morgenhof Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

Time

1

Bordeaux - part 1 Saturday 14th September 08:00 - 10:30
2 Bordeaux - part 2 Saturday 14th September 10:45 - 13:00
3 Burgundy Saturday 14th September 13:45 - 16:00
4 The Loire Valley Saturday 05th October 08:30 - 11:00
5 Northern Rhône Valley & Jura Saturday 05th October 11:30 - 13:30
6 Southern Rhône Valley, Southern France & Languedoc Saturday 26th October 08:30 - 10:15
7 Tutored tasting“Around the world” Saturday 26th October 10:45 - 12:45
Exams THEORY Module 2 Thursday - 21st November 18:00 - 21:00
Exams TASTING (Stellenbosch ONLY) Monday - 25th November 18:00 - 20:30

 

EVENING:  VENUE: King David Mowbray Golf Club, Pinelands

 

Lectures Diploma Module 2 Wednesday - Cape Town

1

Bordeaux - part 1 07th August
2 Bordeaux - part 2 21st August
3 Burgundy 04 September
4 The Loire Valley 18th September
5 Northern Rhône Valley & Jura 16th October
6 Southern Rhône Valley, Southern France & Languedoc 23rd October
7 Tutored tasting “Around the world” 30th October
Exams THEORY Module 2 21st November (Thursday)
Exams TASTING (Stellenbosch ONLY) 25th November (Monday)

Module 4 Cape Town

3 DAY:    VENUE: Morgenhof Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

 

Lectures Diploma Module 4 Saturday - Morgenhof Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Times

1

USA 13th April 08:00 - 10:30
2 Chile 13th April 10:45 - 13:00
3 Argentina 13th April 13:45 - 16:00
4 Australia & Tasmania 27th April 08:30 - 11:00
5 New Zealand & Asia 27th April 11:30 - 13:30
6 Sweet Wines (Old & New) 18th May 08:30 - 10:15
7 Tutored tasting “Around the world” 18th May 10:45 -12:45
Exams THEORY Module 4 06th June (Thursday) 18:00 - 21:00
Exams TASTING (Stellenbosch ONLY) 10th June (Monday) 18h00 - 20h30

 

EVENING:  VENUE: King David Mowbray Golf Club, Pinelands

 

Lectures Diploma Module 4 Tuesday - King David Mowbray Golf Club, Pinelands

1

USA 05th March
2 Chile 12th March
3 Argentina 02nd April
4 Australia & Tasmania 16th April
5 New Zealand & Asia 30th April
6 Sweet Wines (Old & New) 07th May
7 Tutored tasting “Around the world” 14th May
Exams THEORY Module 4 06th June (Thursday)
Exams TASTING (Stellenbosch ONLY) 10th June (Monday)

 

 

GAUTENG Office

Overall Exam dates

 

Exam Gauteng Gauteng
Module 1 Monday - 3rd June Monday -18th November
Module 2 Monday - 3rd June Thursday - 21st November
Module 3 Monday - 3rd June Monday - 18th November
Module 4 Thursday - 6th June Monday - 18th November
Tasting Monday - 10th June Monday - 25th November

 

REWRITE COST

Theory Exam      R475.00 per Module
Tasting Exam R600.00

 

TIMES


 Theory Exam:  18h00 - 21h00*
Tasting Exam:  18h00 - 20h00*


* These times are subject to change

Module 1 JHB


CLASS DATES 2019

3 DAY:    VENUE: Leriba Hotel, Centurion

 

Lectures Diploma Module 1 Saturday - Leriba Hotel Times

1

Tutored tasting “Around the world” 11th May 08:00 - 10:30
2 World Trends 11th May 10:45 - 13:00
3 Viticulture 11th May 13:45 - 16:00
4 Winemaking 18th May 08:30 - 11:00
5 French classification systems  & Alsace 18th May 11:30 - 13:30
6 Champagne 25th May 08:30 - 10:15
7 Cognac & Armagnac 25th May 10:45 -12:45
Exams THEORY Module 1 03rd June (Monday) 18:00 - 21:00

 

MODULE 2 IN GAUTENG

3 DAY VENUE: Leriba Hotel, Centurion

 

Lectures Diploma Module 2 Saturday Times

1

Bordeaux - part 1 31st August 08:00 - 10:30
2 Bordeaux - part 2 31st August 10:45 - 13:00
3 Burgundy 31st August 13:45 - 16:00
4 The Loire Valley 07th September 08:30 - 11:00
5 Northern Rhône Valley & Jura 07th September 11:30 - 13:30
6 Southern Rhône Valley, Southern France & Languedoc 14th September 08:30 - 10:15
7 Tutored tasting “Around the world” 14th September 10:45 - 12:45
Exams THEORY Module 2 21st November (Thursday) 18:00 - 21:00
Exams TASTING 25th November (Monday) 18:00 -20:30

 

MODULE 4 IN GAUTENG

3 DAY:    VENUE: Leriba Hotel


Lectures Diploma Module 4 Saturday Time

1

USA 16th Febuary 08:00 - 10:30
2 Chile 16th Febuary 10:45 - 13:00
3 Argentina 16th Febuary 13:45 - 16:00
4 Australia & Tasmania 23rd Febuary 08:30 - 11:00
5 New Zealand & Asia 23rd Febuary 11:30 - 13:30
6 Sweet Wines (Old & New) 02nd March 08:30 - 10:15
7 Tutored tasting “Around the World” 02nd March 10:45 -12:45
Exams THEORY Module 4 06th June (Thursday) 18:00 - 21:00
Exams TASTING 10th June (Monday) 18h00 - 20h30