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

Wine Appreciation Courses

Introduction to wine for Novices

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 30 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 differentiate between different wine styles .
  • Know how to differentiate wine faults  .
  • Deepen your appreciation for wine while getting a broader perspective into wine.

 The Essential Wine Tasting Course 

Learn how to taste wine like a pro with us . This one day interactive and fun wine tasting course provides a clear and precise means of learning how to taste wine . The essential wine tasting course is an inspiring and informative session for the wine lover who wants to expand their wine knowledge or a gift to the wine enthusiast .The course is hosted by our friendly and knowledgeable presenter in an engaging and relaxed setting.
Course outcomes :

  • Discover new wines, taste and improve your confidence in wine. 
  • Differentiate between grape varietals/cultivars.
  • Learn how to taste and describe wine’s appearance ,aroma, flavour and taste.
  • Evaluate and communicate the sensory attributes of wine.
  • Improve your chances of buying the wines you like .
Venue : 50 Electron , Isando

Date     :6th March 2021

Cost     : 600 per person

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

Siwela wines conducts both public and private wine tasting events . Available to travel throughout the world !

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. Our private wine tastings make a great gift for someone new to wine and a real treat to a wine enthusiast, All sessions are fun , informal and informative .

 Prices depend on the number of guests , wines tasted and travelling requirements . See packages below :

Classical Package ( Recommended for small groups )  R 3 000 .00

This package includes  a 2 hour  wine tasting for 4 to 15 people  ( a total of 6 bottles ) , partial branding , and presentation by a wine advisor . Request a food platter  at an extra fee , add more wine at R 90 .00 per bottle .

Gift certificates available 

Ministerial Package ( Recommended for larger groups )  R 5 275 .00

This package is suitable for larger groups such as co-orperate functions , end of year functions ,team buildings and public events . It includes wine tasting on 4 selected different wine styles ( 5 boxes )  , wine glasses , branding and platters .

Presidential Package  ( Recommended for weddings ) R 8 867 .00

This package offers our full services which include 10 boxes of wine , sparkling and Methode Cap Classique included  , branding , wine glasses , wine station , and 2 X Siwela wine’s hostesses. Personalized Sparkling wines available on request .

Make your event a memorable one and add a special quest appearance by Siwela Masoga , the founder  and owner of Siwela Wines  for an extra R3 500.00  per event . 

Our prices are exclusive of any extra requirements such as travelling and accommodation costs . Contact us for a customized quote  to suit your event .

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
Course date starts on the 17th January 2020, this will be conducted online . Participants will receive a home wine making kit by courier .

Cost R 2 200.00