Year Qualified : 2016

Jacques Steyn, national sales manager of Jordan Wines, moved to Cape Town in 2006 to study the culinary arts and discovered his passion for wine and the intrinsic links between the two. He completed all the necessary courses and passed all the requirements to enrol in the Cape Wine Masters programme.

Apart from attaining the City & Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation at the Institute of Culinary Arts, other achievements include completing the Garagiste Small Scale Winemaking course at Stellenbosch University and two Michael Fridjhon Wine Judging courses.

Steyn also did stints as Associate Judge at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show in 2013 and 2014 and 2016, as well as at the 2014 Veritas Competition, the 2014 Young Wine Show Competition and the 2014 FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc Competition.

He notched up wide professional experience serving as wine ambassador for Delaire-Graff Wine Estate for two years, working for a short spell as sommelier for the Singita Group at the Sabi Sands, Kruger National Park and in Tanzania, and doing a two-month cellarhand stint, one year as tasting manager and one and a half years as restaurant manager at Lourensford Wine Estate. Prior to that he held managerial positions in restaurants in Hermanus for two years.

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Dissertation Topic

Biodynamic viticulture in South Africa – nature’s principles or pseudoscience?

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