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Ready to Take the Next Step in Your Wine Career? SASA Certification Can Help



SASA announces the Junior and Sommelier exams on May 22-23, 2023. No prerequisites required for SASA members. Successful candidates will receive SASA certification. Register now and take the next step in your wine career.


26 April 2023- The South African Sommeliers Association (SASA) is excited to announce that the Junior and Sommelier exams will be held on the 22-23 of May 2023 in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban.

These certifications are an incredible opportunity for aspiring sommeliers to showcase their knowledge and skills and to gain recognition for their achievements in the wine industry. The exams will be held over two days and will consist of a theory and practical component plus a blind tasting portion for SASA Sommelier certification.

  • The SASA Junior Sommelier Examination is open for all SASA members to sit without any prerequisites (e.g., the SASA courses or any other relevant wine qualification), under the condition that the member has accumulated his/her own opinion enough experience elsewhere to attempt the examination. COST R1,000

  • The SASA Sommelier exam is open to individuals who have completed their Junior Sommelier certification or have at least four years experience in the wine industry. We recommend that the candidate has a theoretical understanding of WSET Level 3 or the Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier. The SASA Sommelier examination is open to all SASA members to sit without any prerequisites, under the condition that the member has, in their own opinion, accumulated enough experience to attempt the examination. COST: R3,000

Participants will be tested on their knowledge of wine regions, grape varieties, winemaking techniques, food and wine pairing, and service skills. The practical component will require participants to demonstrate their ability to taste and describe wines and their service skills.

Successful candidates will receive SASA certification and be recognized as qualified sommeliers. This incredible achievement will open up many opportunities in the wine industry.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to showcase your skills and knowledge. Register now for the SASA Junior and Sommelier exams on the 22-23 of May 2023 in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban. We look forward to seeing you there!


For more information on our certifications, click here.

To quiz yourself and see what level suits you, click here.


To sign up for an exam, please email Dani Brown info@sommeliers.org.za.


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