Esme Groenewald

Esme is the 1st woman to qualify with the SASA Level 2 Sommelier qualification

Working in the restaurants since she was in high school, Esmé now has an impressive repertoire of highly successful establishments on her resumé.

Highly qualified through both CWA and WSET she is also proud to be the first female SASA Level 2 Certified Sommelier in SA. Currently an active board member of Somm Hospitality Enterprises where she oversees the Somm 101 education division, and works as the main restaurant manager and sommelier for The Vine Bistro. 

Esme loves challenging stereotypes, bottle of Syrah in hand, in a fairy dress, obviously!

Esme was voted to the SASA Board in Jan 2019.