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Iona | Home Masterclass

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

Welcome to Iona Masterclass Course, where you can sip at home and grow your wine knowledge by learning directly from the winemaker.
Join Andrew, Rozy and Werner as they lead you through the farm vineyards and wine cellar, and have the unique experience of learning from these leading South African winemakers.

In this course you will:

  • Gain key insights into the History, Terroir, and Winemaking Philosophy of Iona;
  • Get first hand knowledge of how cool coastal climate wines are made;
  • Find out the secret behind the Iona passions and successes for Sauvignon Blanc and other exciting varietals;
  • Discover the full range of handcrafted world class wines that Iona wines has to offer; and
  • Learn how to successfully pair wines and confidently recommend them to your guests, and enjoy them at home.

Course Outline

The Iona Masterclass Course has been designed to be user-friendly allowing you, the student, to easily track your progress using the Progress tab while completing the course. Each course begins with an Introduction, Winemaking Philosophy, and History section. Next you will learn first hand about the unique Location, Vineyard Practices, and Winemaking techniques that have made the Iona Wine Range an internationally acclaimed wine brand. In each section you will find captivating videos and in-depth topic notes.

The Discussion Forum provides a platform where you can interact with the Iona Masterclass Course Tutor as well as fellow students currently completing the course. Scenarios based questions will be asked by your tutor on the Discussion Forum. These discussions are designed to give you the opportunity to master the art of recommending Iona wines. You will be able to discuss the various wines on this forum with fellow learners.

It's recommended that you print out the Iona Masterclass Printable Notes before beginning the course. These notes can be found on the Iona Contents page under the heading Course Handouts (which is located on the right hand side of the screen). Another printable resource available under the Course Handouts is the Iona Cheat Sheet which provides a detailed overview for each of the wines in the Iona Wines range. This Cheat Sheet can be used to help refresh your knowledge about the various Iona Wines on offer.

Once you've completed all five sections of the Iona Masterclass Course you will write The Ultimate Test Your Knowledge quiz on Iona Wines. The course pass rate is a minimum of 70%. If you pass, you will be rewarded with further Rewards to help you sip and learn at home even more.

Are you ready to become an expert on Iona wines?... Absolutely!
Well, then let's get you started on this exciting journey of the Iona @ Home Masterclass!


You don't need any pre-requisite courses completed on the Beverageintelligence online university to do the @ Home Wine Masterclasses.

Course Staff

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Allister is the CEO and founder of Under the Influence and an experienced member of the Beverageintelligence training team, having educated staff in over 250 lodge and hotel properties across the continent. He loves wines from Elgin and the right bank of Bordeaux.
Allister is passionate about building confidence and drinks skills among learners on the African continent.

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Chad heads up the Customer Success mission in the business and is super passionate about delivering great service and loads of value to customers. He loves being on the ground with customers, working side by side with their teams to craft the most beautiful beverage offering and journey through the wonderful world of Beverageintelligence education and training. As the remarkable Nelson Mandela said: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Chad loves discovering new and wonderful wines from both South Africa and further afield, and has a soft spot for a perfectly oaked Chardonnay. Delicious!

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