Gaggenau SA calls on young professionals to enter its first Sommelier Awards

Friday, 9 March, 2018
If you think that you have what it takes to make the grade to top Sommelier, then read on.

It is with great pleasure that you are invited to apply for the first South African Gaggenau Sommelier Awards to be held in May 2018.

The Prize

The winner of Gaggenau’s South Africa Sommelier Awards will automatically qualify for the International Gaggenau Sommelier Awards that will take place in Beijing, China during Autumn of 2018. Here, the winner will compete against multi-talented sommeliers from around the globe and show off their masteries and erudition in front of world renowned viniculturists and international press.

The international Gaggenau Sommelier Awards were launched in 2014 to offer an insight into the future of wine culture, by recognising and promoting highly talented sommelier newcomers.

The Process

A jury will select five candidates to participate in the South African Gaggenau Sommelier Awards that will take place at the Gaggenau Showroom in the Cape Town BSH Experience Centre. All entrants will be notified whether their application was successful by no later than Tuesday, 10 April.

All interested applicants between the ages of 25 and 35 can download the first-round question paper on the SASA website at and submit their completed questionnaires, current CV and portrait photo to Elizabete Nelson (Communications Manager Gaggenau) -

The application submission deadline is Friday, 23 March.