The Wine Feature

Do you want to learn how to make wine? Here's your chance

Today on The Wine Feature, John has one spot to give away for a wine-making course.

This two-week full-time course is offered by the Meerendal Wine Acadamy and is valued at R10 000. It runs from 27 Febraury - 10 March 2017.

Lisa Goodwin is the Meerendal cellar master and she chats to John about the course.

She says mornings will be very hands on and practical.

In the mornings you will go to the vineyards where you will pick the grapes. Then you will bring the grapes in, and you will do hand sorting. After the hand sorting the grapes will be crushed and put into a tank.

Lisa Goodwin, Meerendal cellar master

Then the students will be taught how to prepare the yeast and inoculate the grapes, start fermentation process and monitor the entire process until the facilitation process is complete.

In the afternoons they will have courses where they are taught about wines of the world and wine-making in South Africa as well as a brandy-making course.

Lisa Goodwin, Meerendal cellar master

Send an email to John and tell him why you think you should have an opportunity to learn the art of wine-making.

Listen to more about the course below:

Read More
The Wine feature: John's marvellous vintage  wine selections

The Wine feature: John's marvellous vintage wine selections

John Maytham's three wine picks of the week are brought to you by Picardi Rebel.

The Wine Feature: Fresh and engaging pinotage to dark brooding Shiraz

The Wine Feature: Fresh and engaging pinotage to dark brooding Shiraz

John Maytham's 3 wine picks for the week.

The Wine Feature: From deep purple Shiraz to crispy green Chenin Blanc

The Wine Feature: From deep purple Shiraz to crispy green Chenin Blanc

John Maytham's weekly wine picks.

The Wine Feature: Bright fruity flavours and a savoury finish

The Wine Feature: Bright fruity flavours and a savoury finish

John Maytham's 3 wine picks for the week.

The Wine Feature: Elgin Cool Wine and Country Food 2017

The Wine Feature: Elgin Cool Wine and Country Food 2017

John Maytham takes a look at the upcoming Elgin Cool Wine and Country Food Festival #ElginCoolFest

The Wine Feature: Ken Forrester Wines

The Wine Feature: Ken Forrester Wines

Ken Forrester's philosophy has always been to create a range of handcrafted, individually made wines

Popular articles
Cape Town's flexi work hours an 'absolute hit'

Cape Town's flexi work hours an 'absolute hit'

Tax advisory company Grant Thornton has extended remote working and flexible staff hours since the City's announcement.

Read Spur CEO Pierre van Tonder's open letter to Solidarity's Dirk Hermann

Read Spur CEO Pierre van Tonder's open letter to Solidarity's Dirk Hermann

"Dear Dirk, I refer to your open letter published on Maroela Media on 23 May in which you make some contentious statements..."

Trade union Solidarity sets the record straight on Spur 'boycott'

Trade union Solidarity sets the record straight on Spur 'boycott'

Spur boss puzzled by union support of the boycott, but Solidarity's Dirk Hermann clarifies letter was in his personal capacity.

'DStv agreeing to pay R 22 million fine is clear admission of guilt'

'DStv agreeing to pay R 22 million fine is clear admission of guilt'

Media Monitoring Africa's William Bird explains the impact of the latest agreement between DStv and the Competition Commission.

Grade 6 pupil falls to his death at Edgemead Primary

Grade 6 pupil falls to his death at Edgemead Primary

MEC for Education at Western Cape says an investigation will be launched into the school tragedy.

Another damning State Capture report, this time by academics

Another damning State Capture report, this time by academics

Stephen Grootes says this report looks into how state capture came about going back to 2009 with the arrival of the Guptas.