Four new Cape Wine Masters awarded their certificates

Four new graduates were awarded their certificates as Cape Wine Masters (CWM) at a function, sponsored by Distell, held at Van Ryn’s Distillery on May 5, 2017.

Brendan Butler, brand ambassador of Mount Vernon, did his dissertation on White Bordeaux-style blends in SA, and he also won 2 trophies: the Brandy Trophy sponsored by Van Ryn, and one awarded by Kleine Zalze for the Best Dissertation.
The other Cape Wine Masters capped on the day were François Cillié, International Marketing Manager for Stark-Condé & Man Family Wines. Anton Swarts, Senior Winemaker of Spier, and Ivan Oertle, Grande Provence National Sales & Marketing Manager, who also received the Viticulture Trophy from La Motte.