“I enrolled in CWA in order to quench my thirst for understanding more about wine and the wine making process. The Certificate Course is truly amazing. The level of knowledge from the lecturers is outstanding and very inspirational. The people you meet will become your comrades in your wine journey and life long friends”
Mandy Lee Santana
Pilates & Yoga Instructor
“My advice to anyone who’s thinking of doing the South African Wine Course: GO FOR IT. It’s exciting, thrilling and exhilarating all at once. This is the first step of an amazing journey. Once you start, you can’t stop.”
“Before doing any Cape Wine Academy courses, I had an ignorant view about wine and thought that wine was only for a certain class of people. The Cape Wine Academy transformed me from an ignorant man to a wine expert. Initially, I enrolled just to understand the wine production. But once I started, I didn’t want to stop learning. I am now a Diploma graduate.”
Swimming Pool Supervisor
“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!”
Education Student at WITS
My wine story
When Jacques Lombard lost his eyesight to diabetes in 1996, he didn’t lose hope but decided to rise above his circumstances and pursue his ambitions anyway. Today he is a business owner, entrepreneur and investor and recent Cape Wine Academy Diploma Wine Course graduate and recently joined the Cape Wine Master program.
The Impact of Coronavirus on wine
When I started writing this piece over a week ago about the main impacts of the Coronavirus (COVOID-19) on the wine industry I was trying to establish the severity and reach it would have. Since then it has become very apparent that the virus has already and will continue to have a significant impact on all industries including the wine industry. So, with a focus on the South African wine industry what do I believe the impacts are going to be?
In 2019 the Cape Wine Academy turned 40 having been established in May 1979. It’s safe to say that we have become an integral part of the South African wine landscape. Estimates have it that over 200,000 people have passed through our courses during this time with many wine industry experts having completed some form of education, training or experiential learning with us.
For all the Covid-19 information you might need please refer here
We ask for your understanding whilst we suspend our contact courses pending the liberty of lockdown restrictions. We are happy to be up and running online with Diploma 1 and Diploma 3 lectures, as well as offering an online self-study module for the South African Wine Course. Online weekly and weekend Certificate in South African Wines courses will begin in June. We hope to resume contact classes in September, as well as hosting exciting tasting seminars for Diploma and Certificate courses.
Given the protracted uncertainty of this situation, our services are under constant review to make sure that we respond with responsibility and consideration in the very best interests to keep you and our people safe and protected.
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