Jordan Women in Wine Initiative

Friday, 15 November, 2013
Jordan Wine Estate
Jordan Wine Estate introduces Lungiswa Sithole, the first candidate for the Jordan Women in Wine Initiative, South Africa.
In October 2012 Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa launched a twofold wine mentoring programme aimed at women working in the wine industry, one for local women and the other internationally directed.

The South Africa part of the initiative is already well underway with Lungiswa Sithole being chosen as the first candidate for this Initiative. Lungiswa is employed by a well-known Cape Town hotel in the Food and Beverage Division. In her interview held in June this year, Lungiswa expressed her desire to further her wine knowledge. With her evident passion and enthusiasm for wine she was the obvious candidate for this sponsorship.

Jordan Wine Estate is sponsoring Lungiswa to complete the internationally recognised Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 & 2 courses offered in Cape Town by Cathy Marston, as well as visiting Jordan Wine Estate several times during the year to be able to experience first-hand the seasonal work and activities on a wine farm. To date Lungiswa has already successfully completed her Level 1 WSET course and has visited Jordan to understand more about vine suckering and shoot positioning during the growing season.

In conjunction with this Jordan Wine Estate has also sponsored two other candidates who have already successfully completed the WSET Level 1 course: Nikki Mayo, of Jordan Restaurant and Kholeka Melane, of Den Anker Restaurant.