On Tuesday 18 May 2020, the Institute of Cape Wine Masters and the Cape Wine Academy were the topic of discussion on national Afrikaans radio station RSG Radio, and included an interview with Jacques Lombard – the first blind person to qualify with a diploma at the Cape Wine Academy. Jacques is now busy with his Cape Wine Masters Diploma.
When Jacques Lombard lost his eyesight to diabetes in 1996, he didn’t lose hope but decided to rise above his circumstances and pursue his ambitions anyway. Today he is a business owner, entrepreneur and investor and recent Cape Wine Academy Diploma Wine Course graduate and recently joined the Cape Wine Master program.
The ICWM would like to congratulate Jacques on this momentous achievement, and we wish him all the best with his Cape Wine Master studies!