Barry Scholfield

South Africa Capelands Ambassador


Spending his formative years growing up amongst wheat and vines in the Swartland area of South Africa, Barry formalised his love of wine through the Cape Wine Academy and WSET in his twenties after working in various high street restaurants, pubs and clubs in South Africa and Europe.

A proud SASA level 2 graduate he’s busy wrapping up his WSET Diploma, currently serves as chairman of the board of the South African Sommelier Association and works at Somm, where he oversees the day to day running of the business, trains sommeliers, writes about all things wine, consults for various restaurants and works as a sommelier for a small portfolio of restaurants.

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