Sommeliers in Asia

Applications for the New Zealand Wine Sommelier Scholarship are now open via the below form.

However, we understand that this is a very difficult time for the on-premise community globally. We are not actively promoting applications at this point, and have extended the application period until later in the year, at what we hope will be a more appropriate time for the on-premise. Please feel free to apply below as and when you are ready.  

Applications will remain open until Monday 7 September 2020.

The scholarship includes:

  • Attendance at the Sommit™ in Gisborne (17-18 February 2021)
  • Attendance at the Aromatics Symposium in Marlborough (20-21 February 2021) or the Classic Reds Symposium in Hawke's Bay (27-28 February 2021)
  • Attendance at Pinot Noir New Zealand (23-25 February 2021)
  • Wine experiences and tastings in regions across New Zealand, providing winemaker interaction and invaluable discussion and debate opportunities with international peers
  • International and domestic flights, accommodation, meals, transfers, event registrations and all event inclusions

Applicants must be:

  • A working sommelier (priority will be given to candidates working in China, Hong Kong, Singapore & Japan)
  • Able to travel to New Zealand from 16 February 2021 to 3 March 2021

For any queries with regard to the scholarship available from Asia, please contact Natalie Potts - New Zealand Winegrowers Asia Market Manager: [email protected]

Scholarship Application Form - Asia

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