Institute of Cape Wine Masters
The title of Cape Wine Master is one of the most sought-after qualifications in the South African Wine Industry.
Over the last 40 years, 110 candidates have qualified to become Cape Wine Masters and a further 3 were awarded the title of Honorary Cape Wine Masters, bringing the total number to 113.
Cape Wine Masters are expected to:
promote wine and spirit education in South Africa at all levels
promote the growth and responsible use of wine
promote the image of the ICWM by enhancing its credibility, visibility and recognition
be an ambassador of wine
The ICWM is managed by an Executive Committee , democratically chosen at the AGM held every year. The members for the period July 2023 – June 2024 are:
Chairperson – Jacques Steyn
Vice-chairperson – Mark Philp
Treasurer – Conrad Louw
Secretary – Raymond Noppé
Marketing Co-ordinator – Catherine Dillon
Educom Representative – Lizette Tolken
** The Principal of the Cape Wine Academy (Heidi Duminy), serves in an Ex Officio capacity. **