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

 

Diploma Wine Course

 
 

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

Module 3: The Wines of the old world (excluding France)

If you have completed Diploma Module 1, come traveling with us!
Our third Diploma module transports us the wine regions of the Old World.

 

COURSE OUTLINE:
The Diploma course comprises 4 modules. 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 March and in Stellenbosch
and Cape Town in Aug 2017


Module 2: Wines of France, starts in Stellenbosch, Cape Town and Johannesburg in March 2018
Module 3: Wines of the Old World (excludes France) starts in Stellenbosch, Cape Town and Johannesburg in  March 2017
Module 4: Wines of the New World starts in Stellenbosch, Cape Town and Johannesburg in August 2017

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: ARC North Campus, Lelie Street, Idas Valley
Stellenbosch: Morgenhof Wine Estate
Cape Town: King David Mowbray Golf Club, Pinelands
Johannesburg: TBC

 

TIME: 
STB & CT: 18h00–21h00
JHB: 18h30-21h30

 

COST per person*
-    R6 450.00 per Module – Evenings
-    R6 695.00 per person for the 3 day course. Includes lunches & teas
OR
-    Modules 1-4 upfront - less 10% (only applicable for upfront payments for all 4 modules)                             
OR
-   R2 950.00 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.

 

Cape Wine Academy is a member of ARA (Association for Responsible Alcohol Use)

 

Below is a list of taxi/designated driver service telephone numbers:
Cab On Call: 021-671-1677
Royal Limousine Services: 083-406-8787
Cab X Press: 021-448-1616
Cab Co: 0861-36-7222
Night Owls: 0861-64-83695
Good Fellas: 0861-43-3552
Scooter Angels: 0861-46-4663

 

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CLASS DATES 2018

 

COST per person*
-    R6 450.00 per Module – Evenings
-    R6 695.00 per person for the 3 day course. Includes lunches & teas
OR
-    Modules 1-4 upfront - less 10% (only applicable for upfront payments for all 4 modules)                             
OR
-   R2 950.00 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.

 

MODULE 1

 

EVENINGS - TIME: 18h00–21h00


Lectures Diploma Module 1

Stellenbosch:- ARC North Campus, Lelie Street, Idas Valley

1

Tutored tasting “Around the world” Saturday 7th August
2 World Trends Saturday 21st August
3 Viticulture Saturday 11th September
4 Winemaking Saturday 25th September
5 French classification  systems  & Alsace Saturday 9th October
6 Champagne Saturday 23th October
7 Cognac & Armagnac Saturday 30th October
Exams THEORY Module 1 19th November (Monday)

 

3 DAY VENUE: King David Mowbray Golf Club, Pinelands

 

Lectures Diploma Module 1 King David Mowbray Golf Club, Pinelands Times

1

Tutored tasting “Around the world” Saturday 25th August 08:00 - 10:30
2 World Trends Saturday 25th August 10:45 - 13:00
3 Viticulture Saturday 25th August 13:45 - 16:00
4 Winemaking Saturday 15th September 08:30 - 11:00
5 French classification  systems  & Alsace Saturday 15th September 11:30 - 13:30
6 Champagne Saturday 13th October 08:30 - 10:15
7 Cognac & Armagnac Saturday 13th October 10:45 -12:45
Exams THEORY Module 1 19th November (Monday) 18:00 - 21:00

 

 

MODULE 2 - King David Mowbray Golf Club, Pinelands

 

EVENINGS - TIME: 18h00–21h00

 

Lectures Diploma Module 2

King David Mowbray Golf Club, Pinelands

1

Bordeaux - part 1 Tuesday 13th March
2 Bordeaux - part 2 Tuesday 27th March
3 Burgundy Tuesday 10th April
4 The Loire Valley Tuesday 24th April
5 Northern Rhône Valley & Jura Tuesday 8th May
6 Southern Rhône Valley, Southern France & Languedoc Tuesday 15th May
7 Tutored tasting“Around the world” Tuesday 29th May
Exams THEORY Module 2 14th June (Thursday)

 

3 DAY VENUE: Morgenhof Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

 

Lectures Diploma Module 2 Morgenhof Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Times

1

Bordeaux - part 1 Saturday 14th April 08:00 - 10:30
2 Bordeaux - part 2 Saturday 14th April 10:45 - 13:00
3 Burgundy Saturday 14th April 13:45 - 16:00
4 The Loire Valley Saturday 12th May 08:30 - 11:00
5 Northern Rhône Valley & Jura Saturday 12th May 11:30 - 13:30
6 Southern Rhône Valley, Southern France & Languedoc Saturday 26th May 08:30 - 10:15
7 Tutored tasting“Around the world” Saturday 26th May 10:45 -12:45
Exams THEORY Module 2 14th June (Thursday) 18:00 - 21:00
Exams TASTING (Stellenbosch ONLY) 18th June (Monday) 18h00 - 20h30

 

MODEL 3 - King David Mowbray Golf Club, Raapenburg Road, Pinelands

 

EVENINGS - TIME: 18h00–21h00

 

Lectures Diploma Module 3 King David Mowbray Golf Club, Raapenburg Road, Pinelands

1

Germany Wednesday 8th August
2 Austria, Switzerland, Lebanon Wednesday 22nd August
3 Italy (North) Wednesday 12th September
4 Italy (South) Wednesday 26nd September
5 Portugal Wednesday 10th october
6 Spain Wednesday 24th October
7 Tutored tasting “Around the World” Wednesday 31st October
Exams THEORY Module 3 22nd November (Thursday)
Exams TASTING 26th November (Monday)

 

DAY VENUE: MORGENHOF WINE ESTATE, STELLENBOSCH

 

Lectures Diploma Module 3 Morgenhof Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Time

1

Germany Saturday 22nd September 08:00 - 10:30
2 Austria, Switzerland, Lebanon Saturday 22nd September 10:45 - 13:00
3 Italy (North) Saturday 22nd September 13:45 - 16:00
4 Italy (South) Saturday 13th October 08:30 - 11:00
5 Portugal Saturday 13th October 11:30 - 13:30
6 Spain Saturday 27th October 08:30 - 10:15
7 Tutored tasting “Around the World” Saturday 27th October 10:45 -12:45
Exams THEORY Module 3 22 November (Thursday) 18:00 - 21:00
Exams TASTING 26th November (Monday) 18h00 - 20h30

 

Diploma 2018 Program

MODEL 4: The Wines of the New World 

Module 4: Wines of the New World starts in Stellenbosch, Cape Town & Johannesburg in August 2019