Kim Rabe was initially educated in fine arts and photography and spent 10 years working whilst travelling the globe. Upon her return to Cape Town in 2010 a new love of wine, in all its aspects, developed. She has worked in publishing, marketing and writing for wine and travel related magazines and studied further with the Cape Wine Academy. She began working part time at local cellars, completed a course in garagiste winemaking and eventually took the leap of faith and followed her passion. She is now a certified wine guide, a Context docent and a business owner.
Katie has a love affair with wine and her effervessance is palpable as she waxes lyrical about the fruits of the vine. Katie is a registered Tourist Culture Guide for the Western and Eastern Cape with a speciality in the Cape Winelands. She has numerous qualifications in wine including a Sensory Evaluation Certificate from the Universtity of Stellenbosch and two Diplomas from the Cape Wine Academy to name a few. She is on a continuous journey for knowledge to educate her palate and travel the world through a wine glass. Katie is a professional wine taster, qualified to taste and judge for the South African Wine and Spirit Board and is highly sought after for tasting notes and general wine appreciation. She sits on various tasting panels and is recognised throughout the industry. When not in the Winelands, Katie is found conducting Educational Tastings and Service Training within the Hospitality Industry. She is insistent to demystify the wonders of wine and make it assessible to all whilst using humour and fun. From beginners to connoisseurs, you will be enchanted by her knowledge, wit and charm.
Suzy Latanza was born and bred in Cape Town, has a degree in languages from the University of Cape Town and a post-graduate diploma in tourism management from the Free University of Berlin. She is a qualified tour guide and speaks English, German and Italian fluently. Her passion for food developed very early in life as her mother owned an executive catering business for 40 years, in which Suzy was a key figure. Her marriage to an Italian took her to Europe where she worked as a chef in hotels in both Italy and Austria. After much hard work, Suzy and her husband transformed a rustic Italian house to a B&B offering Italian cookery courses. Now back in Cape Town Suzy loves sharing her years of experiences in the culinary world and showing the unique gourmet treasures of her city.