Established in 1983.
The title of Cape Wine Master is one of the most sought after academic qualifications in the South African Wine Industry.
Over the last 40 years, 110 candidates have qualified to become Cape Wine Masters and a further 3 were awarded the title of Honorary Cape Wine Masters, bringing the total number to 113.
Its members comprise of an active group of knowledgeable people who are formally qualified, objective, passionate and informed on local and international wine matters.
The purpose of the ICWM is to harness the collective ability of its members to open the world of wine and brandy to others, through their knowledge, deep understanding, and love for wine (and food).
Cape Wine Masters are expected to:
- promote wine and spirit education in South Africa at all levels
- promote the growth and responsible use of wine
- promote the image of the ICWM by enhancing its credibility, visibility and recognition
- be an ambassador of wine