Wines of the World Course


In this fun introduction to the major wine growing regions around the world you will taste and compare international and South African wines at every class. From the classics of Bordeaux and Burgundy right through to the new world wines from Australia, New Zealand and Chile.!

Course overview
Lecture 1 » Bordeaux, The Loire Regions, Burgundy, The Rhone Valley Regions; France: Alsace, Champagne Regions
Lecture 2 » Germany, Italy & Spain (including Sherry) Portugal (Including Port)
Lecture 3 » New World: California, Chile, Argentina, Australia & New Zealand
Exam » Theory - One and a half hours

Who should do the Course?
The Wines of the World Course is ideal for friends and students interested in tasting and experiencing an overview of international wines.

Course duration
The course comprises 6 lectures over 1 day and an exam or via correspondence.

Course materials
All lectures include tastings and a course manual


Course times: 07:45–16:30
R 2420 per person for the 1 day course (Incl: teas & lunches)
Correspondence: R1100

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Step into the international world of wines and broaden your international wine knowledge. Explore the world’s wine regions and discover the interesting wines that they produce. From France to Australia and the Americas!


With International wines becoming more available in South Africa, this course will benefit your personal knowledge and if you have a career in the wine tourism industry, i.e. hotels, wine shops, wine farms; it would be a benefit in your career path.


For people interested in proceeding to the Diploma Wine Course, this would be a valuable stepping stone to this next level as an introduction to international wine regions.



Lecture 1                    France: Bordeaux, the Loire Regions, Burgundy & the Rhône Regions
Lecture 2                    France: Alsace, Champagne Regions, Germany, Italy & Spain (including Sherry) Portugal (Including Port)
Lecture 3                    New World: California, Chile, Argentina, Australia & New Zealand


Exam                          Theory Examination – 1½ hours




Day Course: Cape Town

Area Day Exam

Stellenbosch: Morgenhof Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

Saturday 2nd March Wednesday 13th March

Cape Town: King David Mowbray Golf Club, Pinelands

Saturday 20th July Wednesday 30th July
Stellenbosch: Morgenhof Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Saturday 9th November Thursday 14th November


Day Course: Gauteng

Area Day Exam - DGB Midrand

Sandton: The Capital 20 West

Saturday 18th May Thursday 30th May

Sandton: Leriba Hotel

Saturday 17th August Thursday 29th August


TIME:    07h45 – 16h30             

COST*:  R2 420 per person - 1 day course (Inc. teas, snacks & lunch)
COST*:  R1 100 - Correspondence

* Note prices valid until end Dec 2019 only, courses in 2020 are subject to a price increase.




  • To join one of our courses complete the application form below and return to us, together with confirmation of your payment or a deposit.
  • Remember to specify the chosen starting date and venue.
  • 3 days prior to the commencement of the course, notification and directions to the course venue will be forwarded to you.



  • 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.



  •  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.


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 for Cape Town:
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


Below is a list of taxi/designated driver service telephone numbers for Gauteng:
Zebra Cabs JHB: 0861 105 105
Cabs for Women: 0861 777 778
Cab4U: 073 037 9741
GoodFellas: 0861 433 552
Corporate Cabs: 0800 800 800