South Africa
Sake Sommelier Academy®  South Africa

Sake Sommelier South Africa

School: Chenin Noir
Sake Educator: Xolani Mancotywa
Courses Run: Introductory Sake Professional and Certified Sake Sommelier
Territory: South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Botswana

Chenin Noir is a hospitality consulting company that provides its clients with curated experiences and holistic hospitality solutions across four departments: food, beverage, education and hospitality. With a focus on education and consumer experience, Chenin Noir strives to showcase Africa’s exceptional hospitality capabilities.

Xolani Mancotywa, founder and creative director of Chenin Noir, knows his way around food and wine. Over his nearly twenty-year career in hospitality, Xolani has worked both as a chef and a sommelier, earning the lauded Certified Sommelier qualification with the Court of Master Sommeliers. Now, having become South Africa’s first Certified Sake Sommelier his eyes are set on a new challenge: bringing sake education to South Africa!