Moments of Appreciation
Sometimes the best way to truly appreciate ‘ordinary things’ is not to have them for a while. The second round of prohibition and protracted travel restrictions has made many liberties taken for granted so much more precious.
Wine will always find a way to connect us
There is some truth that the best of opportunities present themselves in the worst of times. It is my great privilege to join the Cape Wine Academy albeit in these very distressing days for our wine industry.
Meet Our New Principal, Cape Wine Master Heidi Duminy
Heidi is a long-serving lecturer and supporter of the CWA and we are delighted to welcome her as Principal.
“In these times of profound change, the challenge is only surpassed by the privilege of the opportunity to advance a new age of learning about wine without losing the essence of the Cape Wine Academy established over 40 years by heroes of our industry.”
We would like to thank Harry for his contribution to the Cape Wine Academy during his tenure as Principal. Harry was appointed as Head in September 2018, shortly after graduating as the 101st Cape Wine Master in South Africa.
My wine story
When South African Wine Course graduate, Yanira Cruz decided to leave Colombia and relocate to South Africa to study English, she never thought that a whole new world of wine would open up to her.In particular, Yanira has fallen head over heels for Pinotage:
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
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.
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.