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Two New SASA Sommeliers!

We are delighted to welcome our new SASA Sommeliers!

Stellenbosch (13th December), The SASA sommelier is the highest certification that SASA offers locally. We are thrilled to announce that two of our members have successfully passed the gruelling sommelier certification exam. They become the 15th and 16th SASA members to join the exclusive ranks of SASA-certified Sommeliers.

  • George Young, Sommelier at Oldenburg Vineyards, Stellenbosch.

  • Stefan Reinmuth, Head Sommelier at Oldenburg Vineyards,Stellenbosch.

Left to the right: Shane Mumba (SASA Board Member), Stefan Reinmuth, George Young, and Spencer Fondaumiere (SASA Chair)

George and Stefan join the ranks of the 14 previously certified SASA sommeliers, which features some prominent names in the industry:

  • David Clarke

  • Laurie Cooper (SASA Board)

  • Wayve Kolevsohn (SASA Board)

  • Esmé Groenewald

  • Ralph Reynolds

  • Barry Scholfield

  • Niel Tabraham

  • Debi van Flymen

  • Roxan Waldeck

  • Higgo Jacobs

  • Jacques Lukasa

  • Job Jovo

  • Spencer Fondaumiere (SASA Chair)

  • Luke Erickson

On December 5th, during the Ubuntu Sommeliers Trophy Challenge, in which George and Stefan were also finalists, they were presented with their certificates and pins during the Awards Ceremony at the beautiful Lanzerac Estate.

**Please have a look at our socials ( and newsletter for the upcoming dates for the exams in 2023**

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