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Welcome to the Cape Wine Academy

Founded in 1979, the Cape Wine Academy is recognised as the official wine education and training institution in South Africa covering the Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal and Western Cape regions with conveniently located course facilities.

The Cape Wine Academy provides a range of social and professional wine courses for individuals and tertiary institutions and specialises in creating bespoke wine-tasting events for corporate clients.

To start your journey into wine and/or the hospitality sector, sign-up for the Front of House, or the South African Wine Course; or boost your skills with the Wine Service Course or enrol for the prestigious Cape Sommelier® qualification, which is a must for every CV.

Choose from the Food and Wine Workshop, the South African Brandy Course or the Wines of the World Course and ignite your passion for wine today!


All Cape Wine Academy lectures are presented by winemakers, viticulturists, Diploma graduates, and Cape Wine Masters, who are actively involved in shaping the South African Wine industry today.






Cape Town, 3 September 2018 – The Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Harry Melck as the Head of the Cape Wine Academy (CWA) effective 1 September 2018. Harry will operate from Cape Town and will be taking over the running of the CWA following the resignation of former Principal, Kristina Beuthner.


Harry is the latest Cape Wine Master graduate and joins CWA with a wealth of experience in the education sector. His last role was as the Chief Operating Officer of Milpark Education, a private higher and FET provider. This has given him deep understanding and insight into the trends facing the new age of learning.


"Having recently advanced through the prescribed levels of the Cape Wine Academy to the highest level of Cape Wine Master,  as well as having been a regular lecturer of the various courses offered,  I have a very good understanding of how we can improve the CWA to make it a world-class training provider," says Harry. “I am extremely excited about revitalising the CWA in a way that respects its legacy, whilst also providing training content that is relevant and has a greater focus on the nuances of the South African wine industry.”


Harry is a chartered accountant with 18 years of experience specialising in strategy, leadership and business transformation and as such, he is very well suited to revitalise the Cape Wine Academy. His Cape Wine Master dissertation "Strategy, Vision and Business Transformation in the SA Wine Industry" has given him an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities that face the wine and spirits sector. This knowledge has been gained by having one-on-one discussions with industry experts and he has developed an extensive network that he plans to tap into to enhance the learning experience for Cape Wine Academy students.


Harry is also a part owner of a successful chain of restaurants called Roxie in London. His involvement in this start-up has given him great insight into the hospitality industry and the business side of wine and spirits lending an additional facet of understanding to this new role.

“The Board is delighted to welcome Harry,” says Chairman of the Board, Frank Julyan. We have every confidence that his diverse experience and expertise both in wine and business will bring fresh perspective for a strategy that will lay great foundations for the future of the Cape Wine Academy.”



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Cape Wine Academy
Western Cape | Delvera Estate Stellenbosch, Cnr of R44 and Muldersvlei Road,

Stellenbosch, 7600 - Tel: 021 889 8844

Gauteng | 724 16th Road, Midrand Tel: 011 024 3616 | Fax: 086 559 7329

E-mail: info@capewineacademy.co.za