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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Everyone is welcome

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Our courses are ONLINE!

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Certificate Course

Did you take up our offer for a free online South African Wine Course during the liquor ban in July? We are SO happy that you took the time to learn about wine online …. but …. what’s a wine course without wine, right?
We have planned a series of South African Wine Course wine tasting workshops for you to complete your experience of our course.
Secure your place at one of our tasting sessions for just R150 per person including:
🍷 A printed South African Wine Course Manual
🍷 A tutored tasting of 6 red wines and 6 white wines
🍷 A cause & effect sensory tasting
🍷 Your South African Wine Course certificate
🍷 Your South African Wine Course badge
Groot Constantia
Tuesday 28th September 09h30 – 12h00
City Lodge Hotel
Monday 27th Sept 18h00 – 20h30
Oude Libertas
Thursday 23rd September 18h00 – 20h30
Protea Balalaika
Monday 4th October 09h30 – 12h00
🤔 Don’t see your region? Can’t make the advertised date and time?
😀 More regions and sessions will be opened subject to demand.
We can’t wait to cross glasses with you 🥂
NO UNDER 18s. We support the responsible consumption of alcohol. Don’t drink and drive.

Email if you have any queries.

Please note you need to have completed the online self study course first in order to attend this workshop.



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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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For all the Covid-19 information you might need please refer here



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In this celebratory 50th Anniversary year, we are delighted to share the birth of the Cap Classique Academy in collaboration with the Cap Classique Producers Association.

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Our helping hand in Level 4 liquor ban limbo

We have been given these AMAZING opportunities as guests on WinslynTVthe Institute of Cape Wine MastersTalk Radio 702 and Cape Talk as well a shared feature by The Good Things Guy to spread the news of our industry support initiative for the beleaguered hospitality, tourism and wine industries. We are so grateful for the continued interest to learn about wine with this first level course. Our offer of access to our online South African Wine Course at no cost to anyone working in any wine-related service industry continues as long as we are left in limbo by level 4 restrictions.

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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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