WoSA Sommelier Cup 2019

South African Sommelier Association
TIME:    09h15
COST:    Free
VENUE:    The Vineyard Hotel Colinton Rd, Newlands, Cape Town
Cape Town

Next week, sommeliers from around the world are gathering in Cape Town to compete in Wines of South Africa’s (WoSA) fourth WoSA Sommelier Cup competition. The competition aims to test the skill and knowledge of South African wine from sommeliers based in South Africa's export markets.

The judging is done by a team consisting of industry profiles such as the SASA Chairman Barry Scholfield together with Spencer Fondaumiere, SASA Vice-Chairman and diplomated ASI Sommelier as well as Minenhle Mthombeni as an associate judge, one of SASA’s most prominent Level 1 Junior Sommeliers.

The local judges are joined by some of the most prolific individuals from the northern hemisphere, including Master Sommelier Ronan Sayburn (MS) from the UK, Sören Polonius from Sweden and the 27-year-old Marc Almert from Germany- recently crowned as the ASI World's Best Sommelier.

This will be a showcase of excellent sommellerie not to be missed! Below are the amazing tastings and masterclasses leading up to the final competition on Saturday, 21 September.

Friday, 20 September
Masterclass: A Sense of Place 09h15 - 10h45
Masterclass: Old Vines Project 11h00 - 12h00
Regional Walk-Around Tasting 13h30 - 16h00

Saturday, 21 September 2019

WoSA Sommelier Cup 2019 Final 14h00 - 16h30

Venue: The Vineyard Hotel Colinton Rd, Newlands, Cape Town

Note: SASA has received an allocation of seats for the event and the tastings which can be booked directly with SASA.

Bookings are free of charge, essential to receive a seat, and only open to SASA members with preference given to SASA Level 2 Sommeliers and SASA Level 1 Junior Sommeliers.