As part of the course requirements, all candidates are required to write a dissertation on a topic that was approved by the examining committee.

Copies of all Cape Wine Master dissertations are held in the SAWIS library in Paarl, and those in pdf format can also be downloaded from this website, free of charge.

Due to the age of some of the older dissertations, they are not available to download from this site in pdf format.

Herewith is a list of all dissertations that are available to download, in chronological order:

2022 - Melis, Helena - A Case Study of Big Five Duty Free Outlets as an Important Marketing Channel for South African Wine Brands to International Travellers 5.86 MB Download
2022 - Philp, Mark - Towards carbon neutrality in the wine industry 844.81 KB Download
2021 - Groenewald, Rene - Environmental sustainability in the South African Wine Industry 1.59 MB Download
2021 - Van der Merwe, Lieza - How the extreme climatic conditions of the past few years (2015 - 2018) have affected the SA Wine Industry, with a specific focus on drought conditions 9.33 MB Download
2021 - Whittaker, Gavin - No Alcohol and Lower Alcohol (NOLO) Wine Products – describe the options available in South Africa, their production methods and discuss whether there is a market for these wines 3.22 MB Download
2021 - Swarts-Anton-A-look-at-tartrate-stabilisation-of-wine-in-the-South-African-wine-industry (Amended Edition 01) 4.97 MB Download
2020 - Bloom, Karen - The Rise of Prosecco 3.25 MB Download
2020 - Cronje, Wanda - Ovoid and Alternative Wine Vessels in South Africa 1.03 MB Download
2020 - De Villiers, Lisha - Wine and Health 1.04 MB Download
2020 - Gerber, Boela - Understanding Brettanomyces for Improved Management in the Cellar 1.24 MB Download
2019 - Henderson, Jacqui - A case for Chardonnay as a regional signature grape variety for Elgins cool climate 2.96 MB Download
2018 - Melck, Harry - Strategy vision and business transformation in the wine industry 1.72 MB Download
2017 - Butler, Brendan - White Bordeaux style blends in South Africa 2.23 MB Download
2017 - Cillie, Francois - Alternative anti oxidants and preservatives in wine - the viability of Rooibos and Honeybush wood 1.31 MB Download
2017 - Oertle, Ivan - Evaluating the Development of Emerging South African Black Owned Wine Companies 1.27 MB Download
2017 - Swarts, Anton - A look at tartrate stabilisation of wine in the South African wine industry 9.48 MB Download
2016 - Briers-Louw, Janno - Dryland viticulture an overview of the South African situation 1.43 MB Download
2016 - Steyn, Jacques - Biodynamic viticulture in South Africa 1.29 MB Download
2016 - Visser, Karin - Pinot Noir in South Africa and New Zealand 1.63 MB Download
2015 - Gomez, Martin Fernandez - Grenache Best practices and potential for South Africa 2.23 MB Download
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