The Best Team of teachers, facilitators, professional sommeliers in Africa! 

Founded in 2016, Sommeliers Academy is a combination of the best talents available in Africa! 

Manager: Jean Vincent RIDON - ASI International Sommelier Diploma - Certified SASA Sommelier - Coffee Sommelier


Partner: Neil Tabraham - Certified SASA Sommelier - BA (Hons) Wine Business (University of Brighton - UK)


Partner: Higgo Jacobs - Certified SASA Sommelier - Certified Court Of Master Sommelier


Associate (KZN): Laurie Cooper - Certified SASA Sommelier - WSET Diploma & WSET Educator - Best Young Sommelier South Africa 2019 - MW student


Associate (JNB): Debi van Flymen - Certified SASA Sommelier - Cape Wine Master - WSET Diploma & Educator - Certified Chef - MW student


Associate (Zimbabwe): Carey-Ann Brown - Board Member of Zimbabwean Sommeliers Association


Facilitator: Roxan Waldeck - Certified SASA Sommelier


Facilitator: Welma Smith - Certified WorldSomm Sommelier (Bordeaux)


Facilitator: Tayla Kirschner - Certified SASA Junior Sommelier - 1st Runner up Best Young Sommelier South Africa 2019 - WSET 3


Facilitator: Dube Tafadwaza - WSET 3 - Board Member of Zimbabwean Sommeliers Association


Facilitator: Chris de Klerk - Cape Wine Master


Facilitator: Marine Point - Certified WorldSomm Sommelier (Bordeaux)


Facilitator: Eben Bezindenhoud - Certified SASA Sommelier


Facilitator: Jonathan Snashall - WSET Diploma