wine course "introduction into South African Wines", in Cape Town, South Africa

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Wine Course "Introduction into South African wines"

Are you a hospitality or wine student, a sommelier to be, want to start a career in the wine industry, frantic about wines or would you love to become a true fanatic? If one of these questions can be answered by 'yes', then this Introduction Wine Course in South Africa might be just what you are looking for!

This South African Wine Course is an introduction in to the vast world of wine and wine appreciation. The 1-day course takes place at a wine estate in Stellenbosch, and encompasses topics on wine styles and the effect of wine on the taste of food; vineyard and winemaking practices and how they contribute to making a quality wine. In short: this wine course gives you a tasteful sip of all there is to know about South African wines.

The South African Wine Course is your introduction to the wonderful world of wine, its origins, and how to identify and compare wines through taste, sight and smell. You will learn about wine styles and the effect of wine on food; South Africa's vineyards; cultivars and winemaking practices and how they contribute to making a quality wine.

Course overview one-day Wine Course, South Africa

Lecture 1
Wine styles, the five taste sensations with a cause and effect tasting and discussion
Lecture 2
Vineyard practices and South African wine-growing districts, varieties/cultivars - white wine tasting and discussion.
Lecture 3
Outline of the 'General Principles of Winemaking' - red wine tasting and discussion

Exam: Theory Examination (60 minutes)
The wine course runs from 8.15AM - 3.30PM. Lunch is included in the course programme. All lectures include wine tastings and course manuals. Groups consist of 30 people maximum.

After this introduction course you are far from a sommelier, but you have gained a lot of relevant information on South African wines, its taste, origins and impact on food. Plus: you have enjoyed a great day in the beautiful Cape Winelands.

However, are you still thirsty and eager to find out more? Then move on to the advanced South African Wine Course in Cape Town.


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