For more than 40 years, the Cape Wine Academy has been educating wine professionals and enthusiasts. We offer fun and informative wine courses, tastings and experiences.

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We are excited to invite you to join our Cape Wine Academy Wine club tastings every Tuesday at Chaplin’s Grill in Johannesburg.
Cape Wine Academy students get 10% discount on all tastings Tuesdays are now for tastings and we look forward to welcoming you!
We encourage responsible appreciation of alcohol – please consider arranging transport. No under 18s.

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“I have always been fortunate to be surrounded by people who share and enjoy sharing knowledge. I learnt from a guest I was serving in a bar that Sauvignon blanc is a white wine grape variety. At the time I had little knowledge about wine and after that discussion I took it upon myself to learn more about it. The Cape Wine Academy has been a beam of information for me, from user-friendly study guides to exceptionally informed lecturers and Cape Wine Masters. This is a must do course for both wine enthusiasts and occasional drinkers who want to know more about what they consume to better inform their choices.”

Eric Nkoskhona Khumalo
Student Instructor/Waiter (School of Tourism and Hospitality)


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“I had the most amazing experience when I did this course. The lecturer was very knowledgeable and taught me many new things. I would encourage everyone to do the SAWC. There is so much to learn, even if you already have some knowledge on wine. Do it with a friend or family member who has an interest in wine because it makes it so much more enjoyable to do it with someone you know. I can’t wait to register for more courses and continue my wine education journey!”

Michelle Winter
Education Student at WITS


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Hermanus FynArts Festival kicks off in June 2022

The ten-year tradition of fine wine at the centre of the seaside resort’s culture fest will have a challenging focus at this year’s Hermanus FynArts: audience participation as part of the exploration of some of the country’s best wines. Add a few high profile vinous personalities as presenters and there will be a run on the limited number of seats.

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Diploma Grad Story

CWA Congratulates Fifteen Diploma Wine Course Graduates

We celebrate the graduation of fifteen students who successfully completed the challenging third level Diploma Wine Course. This is the biggest group of graduates in recent years with an impressive mix of wine industry professionals and serious wine enthusiasts amongst the candidates.

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Cape Wine Academy Shoot 28 August 2020-3

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