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

 

Front of House Course

 

This Front of House Course is designed to set a standard in the wine industry for service and attitudes towards tourists and potential customers.

Who should do the Course?
The Front of House Course is ideal for tasting room staff and students in the wine and service industry as well as those wishing to pursue a career as a Cape Sommelier™.

The course covers a range of service- and marketing-related topics as well as wine and hospitality learning units.

 

Learning Unit 1 » Wine sales
Learning Unit 2
» Basic information: Presenting the wine
Learning Unit 3
» Wine etiquette: Presenting the wine
Learning Unit 4
» Tasting
Learning Unit 5
» Wine styles and cause and effect
Learning Unit 6
» Wine producing regions
Learning Unit 7 » Wine - Vineyard practises
Learning Unit 8 » Wine - Winemaking
Learning Unit 9 » Wine awards and Associations
Learning Unit 10 » Public Relations, Media & Marketing
Learning Unit 11 » Wine and Food
Learning Unit 12 » Great Wine Capitals of the World
Learning Unit 13 » Tourism


Course duration
2-Day course

On successful completion of this course, the candidate will be able to proceed to the second level of this course, the Certificate Wine Course.

Course materials
Course manual and 4 international tasting glasses in a neat Cape Wine Academy carrier pack

 

COST*:   
R 2150.00 per person attending lectures, with tastings, teas and lunch.   
R 1100.00 per person - correspondence

* Note prices valid until end Dec 2018 only, courses in 2019 are subject to a price increase.


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TIME:   
Day Lectures     Day 1 - 08h00 – 15h00*
                            Day 2 - 08h00 – 12h30*
* These times are subject to change

 

Area

Day One Day Two

EXAM

Stellenbosch: Morgenhof Wine Estate       Friday 4th May Saturday 5th May Thursday 16th May
Stellenbosch: Morgenhof Wine Estate     Monday 16th July Monday 23rd July Monday 6th August

Stellenbosch: Morgenhof Wine Estate

Friday 19th October Saturday 20th October Monday 29th October

 

GENERAL

 

LECTURE 1 – ARRIVAL:

 

  • Arrive 10 – 15 minutes before the starting time of the course to facilitate registration.
  • Bring a pen or pencil and extra paper should you wish to make additional notes.
  • Remember to bring 2 copies of your assignment and the requested wine.
  • Please don’t wear perfume or aftershave when attending the classes – it affects everyone’s ability to smell the wine.

 

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

 

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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