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CALENDAR 2019



Orientation Assessment Examination  presented by the Sommeliers Academy

  • Every candidate to the Sommeliers Academy courses must seat the Orientation Assessment Examination. This examination will allow us to orientate you toward the most appropriate. The score will determine the possible entry level for each course.
  • Description: Assessment Module One is a variable set of 100 Questions to be answered over one hour. It is a prerequisite for Wine Ambassador and Wine Service Advanced. Assessment Module Two consists of a short essay and a description-identification of one beverage over 30 minutes.  The Combination of Modules one & two is a prerequisite for the registration toward SASA, CFPPA and ASI qualifications. 

  • Venue: Our offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town; KZN and Harare

  • Date and Time: On appointment - results within 5 working days

  • Price: Module One R200 - Modules One & Two R350 - Results valid for one calendar year. 

WINE STEWARD CERTIFICATE presented by the Sommeliers Academy


  • The first step certificate in wine service, aimed at waiters who want to promote themselves as wine steward
  • A full day of class covering wines of South Africa and quality service to international standards. A very interactive day of learning, with certified lecturers, to unleash your talent!
  • Date: TBC
  • Time: 9:00 to 17:00
  • Venue:  Cape Town , Johannesburg, KZN and Harare
  • Price: R1990


WINE AMBASSADOR CERTIFICATE presented by the Sommeliers Academy


  • Description: Aimed at building up confidence, efficiency and improved customer service levels, this course is focusing on the soft skills needed to optimize the wine service, and satisfy the expectations of the patrons. Through lectures, role plays and practical cases, the student will learn how to properly present and serve wines, manage glassware and temperatures, understand food pairing and deal with clients’ expectations. These skills will be validated by an exam at the end of the full one day of learning. Wine Ambassador Certification is the first step toward becoming a SASA Junior Sommelier, and obtaining the prestigious title of SASA Certified Sommelier.
  • Date: TBC
  • Time: 9:00  to 17:00
  • Venue : Cape Town , Johannesburg, KZN and Harare
  • Price: R3800

Wine Adviser / Sommelier presented by the CFPPA Beaune   

  • Description: Full time training in France to expose the students to an international environment. 
  • Dates: May and June 2020
  • Time: Full time training
  • Venue: Beaune (Burgundy) 
  • We can organise study visa and accommodation at the college in Beaune
  • All courses will be in English - Price on application

SASA Junior Sommelier COURSE Cape Town & Gauteng

presented by the Sommeliers Academy

  • Description: Two days of intense training to prepare for the SASA Junior Sommelier Examination on the 18th June in CPT and 24th June Gauteng.
  • Dates:  Cape Town Week 45 of 2019 - KZN Week 44, Johannesburg  week 44
  • This course will require personal study and home assignments. Mentorship will be provided by our facilitators.
  • The candidate should achieve the necessary minimum score at the Orientation Assessment Exam to register for this course.
  • Time: 9:00 to 17:00 -  Venue: Sommeliers Academy  -  Cape Town, KZN or  Johannesburg Campus
  • Price: R5990  excluding SASA  exam fee.

SASA EXAMS 2019


SASA SOMMELIER & JUNIOR SOMMELIER - DURBAN 30TH OCTOBER 2019
SASA SOMMELIER & JUNIOR SOMMELIER  - JOHANNESBURG 4TH OF NOVEMBER 2019
SASA SOMMELIER - CAPE TOWN 12TH NOVEMBER 2019
SASA JUNIOR SOMMELIER  - CAPE TOWN 11TH NOVEMBER 2019


The SOMMELIERS ACADEMY offers payment plans for students not supported by their employers. T&C apply