Let’s raise a glass to the latest Cape Wine Academy Diploma Wine Course graduates

Thursday, 15 February, 2024
Cape Wine Academy
The Cape Wine Academy introduces the 14 students who have successfully completed the challenging third-level Diploma Wine Course.

Graduation in Johannesburg: Left to right: Jaco Meyer (Graduate), Nikita Reeves (Cape Wine Academy Marketing Manager), Heidi Duminy (Cape Wine Academy Principal), Michael Matthee (Graduate), Chris de Klerk (Cape Wine Master and Cape Wine Academy Lecturer), Bryan Esterhuizen (Graduate)

 We congratulate the Class of 2023 as follows:

  • Brian Williams Ntonya
  • Bryan Esterhuizen
  • Darno van Dyk
  • Estiaan King
  • Fern Ostrowick
  • George Young
  • Heinrich Bothman
  • Irvine Manomano
  • Jaco Meyer
  • Margaretha Bestbier
  • Michael Matthee
  • Sergio King
  • Sheri Mac Adam
  • Toinette van der Berg

“This is a significant achievement that requires asserted theory study hours as well as diverse wine tasting practice to gain an in-depth appreciation of global wines in the context of South Africa,” says Cape Wine Academy principal, Heidi Duminy. “We are very proud of this diverse group of graduates who are poised to use this valuable education to contribute to many spheres inside and outside the wine industry as well as the people within their circle of influence.”

Graduation in Stellenbosch: Top, left to right: Conrad Louw (Cape Wine Master and Cape Wine Academy Lecturer), Heidi Duminy (Cape Wine Academy Principal), Junel van der Merwe (Cape Wine Master and Cape Wine Academy Lecturer), Heinrich Bothman (Graduate), Lizette Tolken Merwe (Cape Wine Master and Cape Wine Academy Lecturer), Darno van Dyk (Graduate)
Bottom, Left to right: Fern Ostrowick (Graduate), Sheri Mac Adam (Graduate), Margaretha Bestbier (Graduate)

The Cape Wine Academy Diploma Wine Course is the culmination of four intensive study modules and an advanced wine tasting examination covering global wine regionsas well as in-depth viticulture and winemaking. The Diploma course is presented in a blended learning format where theory lectures are hosted online with a high-level tasting seminar hosted in the Stellenbosch after each of the four modules. Candidates who achieve a minimum of 60% for each of the Diploma theory and tasting exams are eligible to further their studies through the Cape Wine Master programme.

For additional information or an interview please contact Heidi Duminy, CWA principal on heidi@capewineacademy.co.za or for more information on the Cape Wine Academy visit www.capewineacademy.co.za.

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