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SASA Junior and Advanced Sommelier Exams in Cape Town and Johannesburg | 11-12 October

Ready to be a certified Sommelier? We have exams coming up October 11th-12th in Cape Town and Johannesburg

SASA Junior Sommelier Level 1 Exam

The examination consists of two sections:

1. A closed book theory test with multiple-choice questions covering basic wine knowledge and wine service questions.

2. A practical dining room test is a scenario in which the candidate will need to show their ability to handle table service and basic but accurate wine service. The candidate will need to communicate accurately with the guest within the hospitality context.

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.

SASA Sommelier Level 2 Exam

The examination covers three sections:

1. Theory 2. Blind tasting 3. Practical dining room work.

The candidate must showcase the knowledge and expertise that is to be expected from a professional sommelier. 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 his/her own opinion, accumulated enough experience to attempt the examination.


Level 1 Junior Sommelier SASA Member: R1,000

Non-Member: R1,100 (includes SASA membership)

Level 2 Sommelier SASA Member: R3,000 (must be a member)

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