Introduction to the Wine Industry

The Wine Industry is a unique industry with various regulations, taxes (excise) & traceability requirements e.g. SAWIS.


This seminar serves as an introduction to the Wine Industry to enable employees to have a better understanding of their various job functions, and the importance of the various requirements. This half day seminar is intended for any new or existing employees of a Winery including Admin, Tasting Room, Finance, Marketing & even Winemaking staff.


  • South African Wine Industry History
  • Wine Cultivars
  • SAWIS – requirements, forms & traceability (grape to glass)
  • The Winemaking Process
  • Bottled Wines / Bulk Wine Packaging & Transport
  • SARS & Excise
  • Reporting Requirements for Stock Movements
  • Wine Export, Shipping & Incoterms
  • Chep Pallets & Management


  • Half day seminar (8:30am – 1:00pm)
  • Course Manual
  • All kinds of hints and tips
  • Arrival Tea/Coffee/Juice + 1 Tea/Coffee Break & refreshments


R1 700 per person


  1. Bookings that have been Invoiced & Confirmed by email are seen as FIRM commitments.
  2. Payments are due on receipt of Invoice.
  3. A refund of 50% will apply for cancellations received in writing 48 Hours prior to the start of the Seminar.
  4. No refund applies to late cancellations
  5. If the Seminar has to be cancelled due to lack of interest, 100% of fees will be refunded


What our delegates say

"Een 'eye' opener van 'n training dag!!! Loved every moment. Will be back for sure to learn more."

Heidi Green

Skilpadvlei Wyn Plaas

"Useful information that can be applied. Explained on level that can be understood or is adjusted to match your knowledge/experience level. Excellent!"

Belinda Swart

Zandvliet Estates

The course was presented very practical with very helpful information

Wiepke Otto

Eikendal Vineyards

Very informative & eye opening

Henrico van Lill

Rhebokskloof Estate

Very enjoyable, I have a much better understanding of SAWIS, SARS, Export & Logistics of wine and the forms that goes along with it.

Marika Kok

Clouds Estate

As a newcomer to the Wine Industry I found this seminar to be really educating. Dealing with clients & suppliers will be walk in the park from here on out. Now I actually know what I am doing..

Ellen-Joy Gillion

Domaine des Dieux

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Marla Nortjé has a 30 year career in IT varying from hardware, software, IT Ops, IT Management, Business Analysis and Digital Solutions  – Web Design & Online Marketing.

Marla has been in the Wine Industry for 12 years as a Business Analyst providing business solutions and specializing in business process re-engineering with a focus on production processes.

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