An introductory course that takes you on a wine journey around South Africa revealing the great wine growing regions of the Cape, wine styles and the effect of wine on the taste of food. Explore vineyard and winemaking practices and learn how they contribute to making a quality wine. Get to know the various red and white grape varieties with guided tastings and the basic etiquette of wine service and storage.

By the end of this course you will be comfortable in conversation relating to the basic styles and varieties of wine and the natural and production factors that influence the quality of wine as well as the basics of food and wine matching.

Recommended for first year tertiary hospitality and tourism students and anyone pursuing a career in wine including all levels of wine service professionals, wine retailers, wine sales representatives, wine ambassadors and advisors, tasting room hosts and beginner wine enthusiasts.