About Us


In 1987 a few Cellar Technology Old Boys from Elsenburg had the vision to initiate wine industry training for cellar assistants. The SKOP programme (Afrikaans for Senior Cellar Assistant Training Programme). The programme was presented under the auspices of EKOV (Elsenburg Cellar Technology Alumni Association) from 1987 until 2005 when Wine Training SA, a Non-Profit organisation was founded.

EKOV, the custodian of Wine Training South Africa is prominent in the South African Wine Industry and currently has more than 550 alumni members with among them, prominent winemakers in the wine industry.

Following the partnership with the Cape Winemakers Guild in 2014, Wine Training SA was enabled to create capacity to extend its training offerings.