Sommeliers in the USA

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
  • Able to travel to New Zealand from 14 February 2021 to 28 February 2021

For any queries with regard to the scholarships available from the USA, please contact Ranit Librach, New Zealand Winegrowers USA Market Manager: [email protected]

Scholarship Application Form - USA

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