Xolani Mancotywa

Xolani won Best Young Sommelier in South Africa in 2013. He is originally from Cape Town, and holds the rank of Certified Sommelier (March 2013) from the Court of Master Sommeliers, UK. In addition, he has also achieved distinction in several other wine achievements, the Level 3 Advanced exam of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) - Cape Town, South Africa(April 2013) and Level 2 Intermedia

Xolani won Best Young Sommelier in South Africa in 2013, and joined the Sun Siyam Resort oin Iru Fushi Island in the Maldives as Resort Sommelier in November 2014 and loved the beach island life!

He returned to South African in July 2015 and represented RGBC (Really Great Brands Company) as Brand Ambassador for Moet Hennessy, based in Johannesburg, and during 2018 started up his own business which extends into training and hospitality. 

Xolani is passionate about education and worked with wine.co.za to produce their NOSEYOURWINE Video series

He is currently registered to do the Cape Wine Master program, so his study days are far from over.