Sommelier – Beautiful 5 star hotel with a reputation for only the best in food, wine and service. Be part of a team that is dedicated to the guest. Lead the wine sales and engage with all guests with regards to wine. International and local wines. This is a highly skilled position, qualifications and experience in the world of wine are essential. Personality to sell and provide an entertaining experience for the guest. R25k negotiable
See Yourself As The Next Top Sommelier In Africa? The World? Here’s How!
Not since 1994 has there been a more exciting time to be in the South African wine industry. With arguably two of the best vintages in recorded history harvested in less than a decade, many of those wines still in barrel, a thriving community of visionary winemakers constantly pushing the boundaries of excellence and an equally flourishing community of young sommeliers defining the modern face of African wine service.
How to become a Sommelier – With every South African wine that makes the headlines, with every new sommelier putting their stamp on a wine program, we set the bar a little higher and it becomes harder and harder to compete in this industry without the services of a qualified professional. Now is the time to make a career for yourself!
More than three years ago the South African Sommelier Association (SASA) set out with the goal of creating the first internationally recognised Sommelier Accreditation Program in Africa. With the help of renowned, industry tested and internationally trained sommeliers we started the long journey of writing our own syllabus and becoming a full member of The Association de la Sommellerie Internationale.
Starting from the ground up we looked at industry stalwarts like The Court of Master Sommeliers, The Association de la Sommellerie Internationale and The Wine and Spirits Education trust. We combined our own experience, gained from years of actively working on the floor, we argued furiously, always conscious of respecting tradition and were finally left with a concise syllabus that respects the pasts while looking to the future and preparing local sommeliers to take on the best in the world in the only internationally recognized sommelier certification in South Africa.