The wine academy

Social development projects

Siwela Wine Academy offers training courses to unskilled personnel and anyone interested in acquiring skills related to wine and hospitality through sommelier and mentorship training. Each bottle purchased contributes towards training our beneficiaries.

Job opportunities.

  • Tour guide
  • Events planner
  • Wine promoter
  • Brand ambassador

Wine advisor

Online Wine Courses

Introduction to wine for bigginners

This is an informal and informative online wine class offered to any persons interested in learning more about wine.  The course covers the following topics: grape varieties, red and white wine making, rose and sparkling wines ;Methode Cap Classique , Champagne, how to taste and evaluate the quality of wine, wine faults and wine etiquettes.

The month long online course includes an interactive wine tasting session , candidates will receive a wine tasting kit (chosen bottle of wine ).

The next scheduled class is as follows;

Times 12 am till 1 pm

1st session  : 14th  February 2021

2nd  session  : 21st February 2021

3rd session  : 28th  February 2021

4th session : 7th March 2021

5th session : 14th March 2021

The overall course costs R 1095 .00 per person , each candidate receives study material , recorded sessions , wine tasting kit and a certificate of attendance .The course is only limited to 15 people per group.

Course outcomes 

  • Understanding of wine grapes and south african wine regions .
  • Clear knowledge on how wine is made and the different wine making techniques.
  • Understanding of sparkling wines and how to differentiate between carbonated sparkling , MCC and Champagne .
  • Know how to taste wine like a expert.
  • Know how to differentiate wine faults  .
  • Deepen your appreciation for wine while getting a broader perspective into wine.

Private Wine label Program

Private wine label service available for companies or restaurants to meet the client’s specific requirements. We use our experience coupled with expertise, production team partners and vineyard sources to assist you with cost effective wine, label, packaging and design .  


Consulting with Siwela

This service is offered to persons involved or interested in the wine business. All consultations available on bookings.

Private Wine Tasting

We offer a private wine tasting experience in the comfort of your own home or your preferred venue. This is suitable for birthday parties, baby showers, bridal showers, group wine tasting, cooperate functions and weddings.

Minimum 10 to 15 people a group, R 150 per person

Making fruit wine online course

This course offers training on how to make wine using different fruits.  This course includes a home   wine making kit, instruction manual, certificate of completion and training on the following topics.

  • Different fruits used for making wine
  • The basic wine making process
  • Making mash
  • Sterilizing your mash
  • Fermentation
  • Racking the wine
  • Bottling

    Cost R 1200.00