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
Cape Town: King David Mowbray Golf Club, Pinelands
Johannesburg: TBC

 

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

 

COST per person*
-    R6 260.00 per Module – Evenings
-    R6 500.00 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 850.00 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 2017, 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 2017 - MODULE 1

 

3 DAY VENUE: King David Mowbray Golf Club

 

Lectures Diploma Module 1 Mowbray - Saturday Times

1

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

 

3 DAY VENUE: Morgenhof Wine Estate

 

Lectures Diploma Module 1 Stellenbosch - Saturday Times

1

Tutored tasting “Around the world” 26th August 08:00 - 10:30
2 World Trends 26th August 10:45 - 13:00
3 Viticulture 26th August 13:45 - 16:00
4 Winemaking 16th September 08:30 - 11:00
5 French classification  systems  & Alsace 16th September 11:30 - 13:30
6 Champagne 14th October 08:30 - 10:15
7 Cognac & Armagnac 14th October 10:45 -12:45
Exams THEORY Module 1 20th November (Monday) 18:00 - 21:00

 

3 DAY VENUE: Da Vinci Hotel, Sandton

 

Lectures Diploma Module 1 Gauteng - Saturday Times

1

Tutored tasting “Around the world” 8th April 08:00 - 10:30
2 World Trends 8th April 10:45 - 13:00
3 Viticulture 8th April 13:45 - 16:00
4 Winemaking 22nd April 08:30 - 11:00
5 French classification  systems  & Alsace 22nd April 11:30 - 13:30
6 Champagne 13th May 08:30 - 10:15
7 Cognac & Armagnac 13th May 10:45 -12:45
Exams THEORY Module 1 5th June (Monday) 18:30 - 21:30

 

EVENINGS - TIME: 18h00–21h00


Lectures Diploma Module 1 King David Mowbray Golf Club, Raapenburg Road, Pinelands

1

Tutored tasting “Around the world” Tuesday 8th August
2 World Trends Tuesday 22nd August
3 Viticulture Tuesday 29th August
4 Winemaking Tuesday 12th September
5 French classification  systems  & Alsace Tuesday 19th September
6 Champagne Tuesday 10th October
7 Cognac & Armagnac Tuesday 17th October
Exams THEORY Module 1 20th November (Monday)

 

MODULE 2 - will run in March 2018


MODULE 3

 

EVENINGS - TIME: 18h00–21h00

 

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

1

Germany Wednesday 1st March
2 Austria, Switzerland, Lebanon Wednesday 15th March
3 Italy (North) Wednesday 29th March
4 Italy (South) Wednesday 9th April
5 Portugal Wednesday 3rd May
6 Spain Wednesday 10th May
7 Tutored tasting “Around the World” Wednesday 17th May
Exams THEORY Module 3 8th June (Thursday)
Exams TASTING (Stellenbosch ONLY) 12th June (Monday)

 

DAY VENUE: MORGENHOF WINE ESTATE, STELLENBOSCH

 

Lectures Diploma Module 3 Stellenbosch - Saturdays

1

Germany Saturday 29th April
2 Austria, Switzerland, Lebanon Saturday 29th April
3 Italy (North) Saturday 29th April
4 Italy (South) Saturday 20th May
5 Portugal Saturday 20th May
6 Spain Saturday 27th May
7 Tutored tasting “Around the World” Saturday 27th May
Exams THEORY Module 3 8th June (Thursday)
Exams TASTING (Stellenbosch ONLY) 12th June (Monday)

 

3 DAY VENUE: GAUTENG

 

EVENINGS - TIME: 18h30–21h30

 

Lectures Diploma Module 3 Johannesburg

1

Germany Tuesday 21st February
2 Austria, Switzerland, Lebanon Tuesday 28th February
3 Italy (North) Tuesday 14th March
4 Italy (South) Wednesday 22nd March
5 Portugal Tuesday 28th March
6 Spain Tuesday 4th April
7 Tutored tasting “Around the World” Tuesday 18th April
Exams THEORY Module 3 8th June (Thursday)
Exams TASTING (Stellenbosch ONLY) 12th June (Monday)

 

MODULE 4

 

EVENINGS - TIME: 18h00–21h00


Lecture Diploma Module 4

ARC, Lielie Street, Idas Valley, Stellenbosch

1 USA Thursday 10th August
2 Chile Thursday 24th August
3 Argentina Thursday 31st August
4 Australia & Tasmania Thursday 14th September
5 New Zealand & Asia Thursday 21st September
6 Sweet Wines (Old & New) Thursday 12th October
7 Tutored tasting“ Around the world” Thursday 19th October
Exams Theory Module 4 Thursday 23rd November
Exams Tasting (Stellenbosch ONLY) Monday 27th November

 

3 DAY VENUE: King David Mowbray Golf Club

 

Lecture Diploma Module 4

King David Mowbray Golf Club - Satudays

1 USA Saturday 2nd September
2 Chile Saturday 2nd September
3 Argentina Saturday 2nd September
4 Australia & Tasmania Saturday 23rd September
5 New Zealand & Asia Saturday 23rd September
6 Sweet Wines (Old & New) Saturday 21st October
7 Tutored tasting“ Around the world” Saturday 21st October
Exams Theory Module 4 Thursday 23rd November
Exams Tasting (Stellenbosch ONLY) Monday 27th November

 

 

3 DAY VENUE: GAUTENG

EVENINGS - TIME: 18h30–21h30

 

Lecture Diploma Module 4

Miele, Bryanston

1 USA Wedenesday 16th August
2 Chile Wedenesday 23rd August
3 Argentina Wedenesday 6th September
4 Australia & Tasmania Wedenesday 13th September
5 New Zealand & Asia Wedenesday 27th September
6 Sweet Wines (Old & New) Wedenesday 11th October
7 Tutored tasting“ Around the world” Wedenesday 18th October
Exams Theory Module 4 Thursday 23rd November
Exams Tasting (Stellenbosch ONLY) Monday 27th November