Welcome to the official website of the Institute of Cape Wine Masters
The title of Cape Wine Master is one of the most sought after formal qualifications in the South African Wine Industry.
The qualification was first instituted in 1983, and over the last 33 years 93 candidates (48 men and 45 women) have qualified to become Cape Wine Masters, and a further 3 (2 men and 1 woman) were awarded the title of Honorary Cape Wine Masters.
The ICWM is an active group of knowledgeable people who are formally qualified, objective, passionate and informed on local and international wine matters.
The Institute runs tastings and other wine events. It provides membership services to members of the ICWM world-wide, along with information and access to specialist advice for the wine industry in general.