After winning the 2010 Diner’s Club Winemaker of the Year Award, Bartho decided to shift his focus into giving back to the wine industry. The Academy was started with Diner’s Club as its titled sponsor and the first grapes were harvested at the Boland Landbou High School in February 2011.
Late 2018 saw the Academy re-establish its routes in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley on Bartho’s new farm (Attaquaskloof), with the aim to serve the local Hermanus community.
As from the 2020 vintage, the aim of the Wine Academy will be to educate high school learners in the basic principles of vinification in the Overberg area. The course will run for six months and includes a hands-on harvest and theory-based classes.
We would love to hear from you so feel free to get in touch with us via the details below or our contact form.
Monday to Saturday: 10H00 – 16H00