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The South African Sommelier Association

Dedicated to the discipline, art and love of Wine and Spirits. The aim of the association is to ensure that South Africa has its own professional board who shares the joy and energy of wine and spirits.

About Us


The South African Sommeliers Association (SASA) has established itself as an integral part of the food and wine industry in South Africa. The movement was started in 2010 when a group of the same minded individuals got together in the hope of forming an association to help uplift and promote the service of wine in South Africa. SASA is a non-profit organization and aims to offer its services to local and international 

Sommeliers, in being the contact and network portal for those local and international. The association aims to provide training and mentorships to guarantee the continuous development of professional standards of the highest level. It will also liaise (or partner) with associations from other countries and will therefore act as an official representative of its professional membership within South Africa.

Barry Scholfield
Barry Scholfield
Wayve Kolevsohn
Wayve Kolevsohn
Dickson Matola
Dickson Matola
Jean-Vincent Ridon
Jean-Vincent Ridon
Joakim Blackadder Immenkamp
Joakim Blackadder Immenkamp
Spencer Fondaumiere
Spencer Fondaumiere
Esmé Groenewald
Esmé Groenewald

Perks


Tips

Insight from leading industry professionals.

Forum

Discuss, learn, share and collaborate with other sommeliers.

Classifieds

Find a job, a rare text book or sell that second laguiole bottle opener.

News

Keep up to date with industry trends and insights 

How To Become A Sommelier

SASA currently provides three levels of certification, namely:

  • Level 1 Junior Sommelier
  • Level 2 Sommelier
  • Level 3 Advanced Sommelier (Association de la Sommellerie Internationale Diploma)

Courses are run at regular intervals by our approved program providers (APP’s) with an annual schedule of exams invigilated by SASA that can be found on the facebook pages and websites of both SASA and our APP’s.

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PriceTable


Private Membership
Year
R300
Newsletter
Monthly wine seminars & wine service workshops with guest lectures
May Attend AGM and voting rights for registered professional sommeliers
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Bronze Patron
Month
R95
One Private Membership
Newsletter
Monthly wine seminars/wine service workshops with guest lectures
May Attend AGM and voting rights for registered professional sommeliers
Access to SASA classifieds section
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Silver Patron
Year
R3500
One Private Membership
Newsletter
Monthly wine seminars/wine service workshops with guest lectures
May Attend AGM and voting rights for registered professional sommeliers
Access to SASA classifieds section
Four Free submissions to the SASA wine review scheme for wine farms
or
Two free seats to the SASA L1 - or one free seat to the SASA L2 exams for restaurants
Logo on SASA's website
Four event posting for free on SASA website per annum
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Gold Patron
Year
R5000
Two Private Memberships
Newsletter
Monthly wine seminars/wine service workshops with guest lectures
May Attend AGM and voting rights for registered professional sommeliers
Access to SASA classifieds section
Four Free submissions to the SASA wine review scheme for wine farms
or
Two free seats to the SASA L1 - or one free seat to the SASA L2 exams for restaurants
Logo on SASA's website
Four event posting for free on SASA website per annum
Listed on the website as a “Proud Supporter”. Includes write up, contact details and introduction to the brand.
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Events


Upcoming Events

  1. Chenin Blanc Tasting

    May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Contact


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