Bennie is a qualified Cape Wine Master, known well and highly respected in the industry as one of our top SA Wine ambassadors and mentors. Bennie is involved on many levels and often included in the judging panels of major wine competitions. Bennie also presents numerous lectures on South African Wines.
Meerendal Wine Estate introduced their Wine Academy some four years ago to offer volunteers the opportunity to experience all aspects of wine making from the vineyard to the cellar, and in so doing, attend an official wine course and work at a top class wine estate.
Bennie Howard, CWM, and Marketing Manager at Meerendal is the coordinator of this weeklong programme. Two week-long courses have just been completed with 22 participants from all over the world!
left to right: Jody Craul, ex South African, who now runs eight restaurants at the Bocawest Country Club in Florida USA, with Bennie Howard (middle), and Ali Mataka, Sommelier and restaurant manager at the Norval Foundation, Constantia.