Learning at the SOMMELIERS ACADEMY - Prices & Dates.

CALENDAR 2018



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 and Cape Town

  • 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 AMBASSADOR COURSE 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 certified Wine Steward, and obtaining the prestigious title of SASA Certified Sommelier.
  • Date: Monday 30 th April 2018 - FULL GROUP - SORRY
  • Date: Tuesday  29th of May 2018 - 4 seats available
  • Time: 9:00  to 18:00
  • Venue : Cape Town CBD - 55 Shortmarket street or 101 Hope street depending on the size of the group.
  • Price: R3500

Wine Adviser / Sommelier presented by the CFPPA Beaune   

  • Description: Full time training in France to expose the students to an international environment. 
  • Dates: 14th May until 29th June 2018
  • 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 

presented by the Sommeliers Academy

  • Description: Two days of intense training to prepare for the SASA Junior Sommelier Examination on the 23rd of October 2018.
  • Dates: 18th and 19th of October 2018
  • This course will require personal study and home assignments. Mentorship will be provided by our facilitators.
  • The candidate need to achieve the necessary minimum score at the Orientation Assessment Exam to register for this course.
  • Time: 9:00 to 17:00 -  Venue: Sommeliers Academy  - 122 Saint Georges Mall - Newspaper House - Unit 302 - Cape Town
  • Price: R5000 including the SASA  R800 exam fee for the early bird ('aid before 21st September) exam on the 23rd of October


SASA Junior Sommelier COURSE  Gauteng

 presented by the Sommeliers Academy

  • Description: Two days of intense training to prepare for the SASA Junior Sommelier Examination on the 23rd of October 2018.
  • Dates: 24th and 25th of October 2018
  • This course will require personal study and home assignments. Mentorship will be provided by our facilitators.
  • The candidate need to achieve the necessary minimum score at the Orientation Assessment Exam to register for this course.
  • Time: 9:00 to 17:00 -  Venue: Mosaic Restaurant at the Orient Hotel
  • Price: R5000 excluding the SASA R800 exam fee  - exam on the 30th of October 2018




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