Our passion keeps South African wine alive by teaching, inspiring and growing an inclusive wine culture for all.

Everyone is welcome

The Cape Wine Academy has seen more than 200,000 students through its doors since its inception in 1979. Most of South Africa’s wine industry experts have completed some form of education, training or experiences with us over more than 40 years of wine education.

Our courses are unique in that we focus on the nuances of the Cape wine landscape whilst keeping the context of global wine regions. We do this by tapping into the vast knowledge and wisdom of affiliated and actively involved wine professionals and specialists whose expertise is incorporated into the training materials and assessments that are regularly reviewed and updated to remain relevant.

The Cape Wine Academy also collaborates with several partners, either directly or strategically, to ensure that wine education in South Africa takes into consideration the needs and interests of the wide spectrum of its industry players and wine enthusiasts in both professional and social interest capacities.


Heidi Duminy+
Heidi Duminy, Principal | Cape Wine Master
Carl Cyster+
Carl Cyster, Cape Regional Assistant
Sanchia Vermeulen+
Sanchia Vermeulen, Course Coordinator
Phuti Thole+
Phuti Thole, Gauteng Regional Assistant
Nikita Reeves+
Nikita Reeves, Marketing Manager

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