Spencer Fondaumiere

Spencer Fondaumiere is an ASI certified sommelier and the president of the South African Sommeliers Association.

Spencer Fondaumiere is an ASI (Association de la Sommellerie Internationale) certified sommelier, one of less than 500 people in the world to have ever successfully passed the demanding diploma exam. Additionally he has completed WSET level 3.

He is currently the president of the South African Sommeliers Association (SASA).

Spencer is a qualified chef with 10 years experience in the kitchen before moving over the pass to continue his passion for hospitality and flavour as a restaurateur and Sommelier

He is the co-founder of Wineyard East Africa, distributors of fine wines and spirits in Rwanda and Kenya, and Somm on Call, a digital sommelier platform. In addition to that, he is the co-founder and director of operations at Slowgold, global distributors of exclusive curated family-owned wine and spirits brands.

Previously he was the national brand manager at Warwick Wine Estate and the operations manager for the Burrata group of restaurants.

He is a certified wine judge having graduated from the Michael Fridjhon Wine Judging Academy in 2016. He has an accomplished track record serving on panels of several leading wine competitions.