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As a show of support in these troubled times, we invite all Restaurant, Hotel, Wine Farm and related service industry staff to sign up for our self-study online South African Wine Course for FREE during the adjusted alert level 4 restrictions. Turn this downtime into an opportunity to come back with recognised first level wine credentials that could take you all the way to Cape Wine Master level.

Simply email with your details and the restaurant, hotel, lodge, event venue, wine farm where you work (or worked) and we will send you access to the course.

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“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.”

Luckson Ndamba
Swimming Pool Supervisor


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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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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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