Windhoek Wine School

Take your wine knowledge
to the next level

The Windhoek Wine School is the premier wine education center in Namibia, providing hospitality professionals and food and beverage enthusiasts the ability to take your wine knowledge to the next level. If you enjoy a glass of wine on occasion, or maybe you’re together a special event, the Windhoek Wine School can help expand your pallet, make you a more confidant wine buyer, and increase your ability to impress your guests and friends.

Founded in 2018, the Windhoek Wine School is focused on bringing international wine education to Namibia. The school was launched to advance Namibia’s position in the wine world and develop a broader base of educated wine drinkers. To do so, the Windhoek Wine School has partnered with storied wine organizations like the Cape Wine Academy, Distell, and The WineTender to bring Namibians a world-class wine education without having to travel to beyond our borders.

Our Instructors

Sam Adams, our lead educator has studied wine across four continents and holds oenology certifications from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute. He has worked in wineries in the US focusing on red wine production.

Nelda Van Zyl is a seasoned wine and tourism professional in the South African market. Nelda grew up on a wine farm and so it's in her blood. She has worked as a Sommelier, a tasting room manager and a wine tour guide. She holds certifications from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and Cape Wine Academy and operates the wine tour group The WineTender based out of Lamberts Bay.