Taste of Tyger Valley's Search for a Sommelier

Tinashe, Cobie and Nielen at the Test Kitchen.

Tinashe, Cobie and Nielen at the Test Kitchen.

If you’re interested in wine and being part of this exciting industry, especially on the hospitality side, becoming a Sommelier might just be the thing for you! 

Tygervalley Centre in the northern suburbs of Cape Town is giving you the chance to join in the fun of their first Taste of Tyger Valley wine festival by entering their 'Search for a Sommelier' competition!

The drive is run in conjunction with The Tygerburger, who are hoping to identify the next successful sommelier and help them take the first steps into a brand-new career!

The prize? Enrolment in a 'Wine Ambassador Course' as recommended by The South African Sommelier Association, which is a soft skill course and helps to give participants an idea of the industry, before deciding to take it up as a career. 

How to enter:

1. Email a short note about your reasons for wanting to become a Sommelier (Note: no more than 100 words as any longer and you will be disqualified). Why do you want to become a Sommelier?  Do you have any experience in wine tasting or winery visits? Are you fascinated by wine and food? Do you or your family love wine? Let them know!
2. The email should reach Cobie at cobie@cvomarketing.co.za by no later than Friday 23 June at 9am!
3. You should include your full name and address, landline and cell no, email address and any social media platforms you operate.

Rules and T's and C's:

Please note: You may enter yourself or you can be nominated by someone else. Must be over 18. Five (5) finalists will be chosen, who have to attend the Taste of Tygervalley Wine Festival on Saturday, 1 July from 14h00-19h00 where you will be assessed by a professional SASA Sommelier. The winners will be announced in the first week of July 2017 at a function at Tygervalley Centre. 

Winners have to attend and complete the course within 6 months of winning except in cases beyond the control of the winner eg the course being postponed or cancelled etc. The course will be paid for but participants have to get to the venue for the course and will be responsible for any additional costs around attendance. The prize/s cannot be transferred as the specific entrants will be assessed and will have to continue with the course to claim the prize.