Bowman, Winifred (Dr)

Year Qualified : 2008

I am a qualified physiotherapist, biomedical scientist and obtained a PhD in Education (Didactics). In my non-wine occupation I am an industry consultant and lecturer at Stellenbosch University in Occupational Health (Ergonomics) and Quality Improvement Management.

I have served as a wine tasting judge for more than 10 years including:

Wine-of-the-Month Club selection panel,

Platter’s South African Wine Guide: Wine and Brandy/Husk Spirit (panel chair),

Veritas Awards (panel chair),

International Wine and Spirit Competition (panel chair)

International Wine Challenge

Concours Mondial

Mondial du Merlot

Decanter World Wine Awards

ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Competition

ABSA Peroldt Competition for Cape Blends

Battle of the Berge

Nedbank Green Wine Awards

Diners Club Winelist of the Year

FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc

Nederburg Auction Selection

Worcester and Breedekloof Winemaker of the Year

Ultra Best Value Competition

RECM Best Value (panel chair)

Breedekloof Food and Wine Pairing Competition

Shiraz Challenge

CAPPA Port Challenge

Muscadel Association Competition

South African Port Association Challenge

Michelangelo International Wine Awards

Nedbank Getaway Best Value Awards

Various other wine selection panels.


I present regular corporate and private wine and brandy tastings. These include:

Visiting international delegates

International conference attendees

Hemel en Aarde Chardonnay Celebration

Bi-annual Cape Wine Fair

Cape Wine Masters Institute

International Wine and Spirit Competition

South African Brandy Foundation

Wines of South Africa (WOSA)

Chardonnay Association

Old Mutual Wine Club

International Wine Education Centre (Wine and Spirit Education Trust courses)

The Wine Education Service

Hermanus Fine Arts Celebration


In addition, I am a member of the exclusive South African Brandy Guild, as well as the Grand Maître of the Commanderie de Bordeaux en Afrique du Sud.

I appeared as a guest on the lifestyle programme, Signature Living with Reuben, and curated a South African Brandy exhibition for the Pendock Wine Gallery.

I am a member of the Education Committee of the ICWM. I serve as a committee member of the Circle of Wine Writers, as well as a member of the Association of Wine Educators (both British associations).

Writing includes wine/brandy and restaurant reviews for the 021 Magazine, Classic Wine, Good Taste, Die Burger newspaper, Cheers, Graffiti, Stellenbosch Visio, and Mango Airlines inflight magazine.


Contact me:

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Cell: 083 702 3665

Twitter: @winbeebee

21 Blair Road

Camps Bay


South Africa




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