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1. Introduction to South African Wines

Four wine tasting sessions of 2 hours with 6 wines on tasting each night.

R400.00 per person

May 8, 15, 22 & 29 (arrive at 18:00, class starts strictly at 18:30)

2. Essential Partners – South African Food & Wine Pairing

Four wine and food pairing classes with 6 wine pairings each night.

R600.00 per person

June 5, 12, 19 & 26 (arrive at 18:00, class starts strictly at 18:30)

1 - Introduction to South African Wines

We will take you on a wine experience of South African wines. From the cradle to the table, from the vine to the bottle.

Short history background of the extraordinary journey of Vitis Vinifera.

  • Wine Appreciation: How we get around enjoying the fruits of the vine.
  • Why we asses wine.
  • How do you score wine and keep track of the experience.
  • Wine tasting criteria.
  • How does South Africa feature in the world of wine?
  • Wine growing regions of South Africa and the impact of the climate on grape growing.
  • Good wine starts with good vines and growing conditions.
  • Four seasons of loving care of the vine.
  • The basic grape anatomy.
  • How wine is made.
  • Why we mature wine in oak barrels. (and other ways of oak flavour integration.)
  • Grape cultivars and their flavour profiles.
  • Basic principles of wine and food pairing.
  • How to buy and store wine.
  • Glassware and serving of wine.           

2 – Essential Partners – South African Wine Pairing with Food.
(Four wine and food pairing classes with 6 wine with food pairings each night) R600.00

·         Wine as an essential food partner

·         How do we taste?

·         The no no’s of wine and food pairing

·         Wine with each course

·         Wine as an aperitif

·         Wine with starters and salads

·         Wine with main courses

·         Wine with desserts and cheese

·         Wine as a between course partner

·         Create a food dish around a wine.


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