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.

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 March 2018 and in Stellenbosch and Cape Town in Aug 2018
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 August 2018 
Module 4: Wines of the New World starts in Stellenbosch, Cape Town and Johannesburg in 2018

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: 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 450.00 per Module – Evenings
-    R6 695.00 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 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.

 

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DIPLOMA MODULE 1 IN THE WESTERN CAPE

 

EVENINGS: Stellenbosch ARC North Campus - TIME: 18h00–21h00


Lectures Diploma Module 1

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

1

Tutored tasting “Around the world” 7th August
2 World Trends 21st August
3 Viticulture 11th September
4 Winemaking 25th September
5 French classification  systems  & Alsace 9th October
6 Champagne 23th October
7 Cognac & Armagnac 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” 25th August 08:00 - 10:30
2 World Trends 25th August 10:45 - 13:00
3 Viticulture 25th August 13:45 - 16:00
4 Winemaking 15th September 08:30 - 11:00
5 French classification  systems  & Alsace 15th September 11:30 - 13:30
6 Champagne 13th October 08:30 - 10:15
7 Cognac & Armagnac 13th October 10:45 -12:45
Exams THEORY Module 1 19th November 18:00 - 21:00

 

DIPLOMA MODULE 1 IN GAUTENG

3 DAY VENUE: Leriba Hotel, Centurion

 

Lectures Diploma Module 1 Saturday Times

1

Tutored tasting “Around the world” 3rd March 08:00 - 10:30
2 World Trends 3rd March 10:45 - 13:00
3 Viticulture 3rd March 13:45 - 16:00
4 Winemaking 3rd March 08:30 - 11:00
5 French classification  systems  & Alsace 3rd March 11:30 - 13:30
6 Champagne 17th March 08:30 - 10:15
7 Cognac & Armagnac 17th March 10:45 -12:45
Exams THEORY Module 1 11th June 18:00 - 21:00

 

DIPLOMA MODULE 2 IN WESTERN CAPE

 

EVENINGS King David Mowbray Golf Club, Pinelands TIME: 18h00–21h00

 

Lectures Diploma Module 2

Tuesday - King David Mowbray Golf Club, Pinelands

1

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

 

3 DAY VENUE: Morgenhof Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

 

Lectures Diploma Module 2 Saturday - Morgenhof Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Times

1

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

 

DIPLOMA MODULE 2 IN GAUTENG

3 DAY VENUE: Leriba Hotel, CentUrion

 

Lectures Diploma Module 2 Saturday Times

1

Bordeaux - part 1 12th May 08:00 - 10:30
2 Bordeaux - part 2 12th May 10:45 - 13:00
3 Burgundy 12th May 13:45 - 16:00
4 The Loire Valley 19th May 08:30 - 11:00
5 Northern Rhône Valley & Jura 19th May 11:30 - 13:30
6 Southern Rhône Valley, Southern France & Languedoc 26th May 08:30 - 10:15
7 Tutored tasting“Around the world” 26th May 10:45 -12:45
Exams THEORY Module 2 14th June 18:00 - 21:00
Exams TASTING (Venue TBA) 18th June 18h00 - 20h30

 

DIPLOMA MODEL 3 IN WESTERN CAPE

 

EVENINGS King David Mowbray Golf Club, Raapenburg Road, Pinelands TIME: 18h00–21h00

 

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

1

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

 

3 DAY VENUE: Morgenhof Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

 

Lectures Diploma Module 3 Saturday - Morgenhof Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Time

1

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

 

DIPLOMA MODULE 3 IN GAUTENG

3 DAY VENUE: Leriba Hotel, Centurion

 

Lectures Diploma Module 3 Saturday Time

1

Germany 8th September 08:00 - 10:30
2 Austria, Switzerland, Lebanon 8th September 10:45 - 13:00
3 Italy (North) 8th September 13:45 - 16:00
4 Italy (South) 15th September 08:30 - 11:00
5 Portugal 15th September 11:30 - 13:30
6 Spain 22nd September 08:30 - 10:15
7 Tutored tasting “Around the World” 22nd September 10:45 -12:45
Exams THEORY Module 3 22nd November (Thursday) 18:00 - 21:00
Exams TASTING (Venue TBA) 26th November (Monday) 18h00 - 20h30

 

DIPLOMA 2019 PROGRAM

DIPLOMA MODEL 4: The Wines of the New World will be presented in Stellembosch Cape Town and Johannesburg in 2019