Welcome to CAFA Sommelier Wine School!
If your goal is to become an International Wine expert trained in the art of Sommelier - Wine waiter and a Wine Consultant with top-notch tasting skills , then you have come to the right place. The CAFA Wine School with its headquarters in the heart of the world's wine capital, Bordeaux, has over 25 years of experience and has trained over a thousand working Sommeliers and Wine Industry professionals.
CAFA Alumni Student Testimonial - Miguel Villanueva Lenes
CAFA changed my life. That's for sure!
"Before starting studying at the CAFA Formations Sommelier school I had a basic knowledge about wine that I formed over the years due to interests and job experiences. Did I know that the wine world is so divergent and there is so much to learn. I am Peruvian and my first language is Spanish. My English was intermediate and sometimes, especially in the beginning it was hard for me to understand and study everything. The teachers noticed and helped me where possible.
By taking classes and going on field trips, CAFA introduced me to the wines of the old and new world. The classes were daily and very intense. My favorite part was the wine tasting, that luckily took place almost every day. Being together with classmates and teachers 7 hours a day for 5 days a week sharing ideas makes a true connection. A nice way to put all the theory into practice was the 6 week internship. I was lucky to be accepted to work at Santceloni, Madrid. It is a two star restaurant where I learned a lot about the Spanish wines. I decided to write my thesis about Sherry. For me it was nice to expand my knowledge about this region by doing research.
A week after I graduated in Bordeaux, I started working as a Sommelier at Caelis, Barcelona. It has one Michelin star and I am learning a lot and excited about the future. I always hoped to work in different restaurants around the world and CAFA gave me the opportunity to do that."
Greetings from Barcelona,