Sommeliers in the USA

If you live in the USA and are interested in applying for the New Zealand Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship, please complete the below application form. Applications close on Friday the 24th of August 2018. A selection committee will review all applications with a shortlist of candidates invited to take part in an interview in September 2018.

The scholarship includes:

  • Attendance at a Sommit (Sommelier Summit) in Hawke’s Bay (Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th of January 2019)
  • Attendance at the 2019 International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration in Marlborough (Monday the 28th to Wednesday the 30th of January 2019)
  • Attendance at the Chardonnay & Sparkling Symposium in Gisborne (Thursday the 31st of January and Friday the 1st of February 2019)
  • A combination of wine-related activities and tastings in other selected regions, providing not only winemaker interaction, but invaluable networking opportunities with international peers
  • International and domestic flights, accommodation, meals, transfers, event registrations and all event inclusions

 Applicants must be:

  • A working sommelier
  • Able to travel to New Zealand for up to two weeks around the major events listed above

For any queries with regard to the scholarships available from the USA, please contact David Strada & Ranit Librach, New Zealand Winegrowers USA Market Managers: &

Sommelier Scholarship - USA

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