New Zealand Wine Sommelier Scholarship Applications – Australia

Applications for Australia-based sommeliers open on 1 July 2024 and close on Friday 16 August 2024, in association with Sommeliers Australia

Applicants must be:
  • A working sommelier*
  • A member of Sommeliers Australia from 1 July 2024
  • Able to travel to New Zealand from 7 February 2025 to 22 February 2025

The scholarship includes:
  • Attendance at the Sommit™ in Gisborne (17-18 February 2025)
  • Attendance at Pinot Noir New Zealand 2025 in Christchurch (11-13 February 2025)
  • Wine experiences and tastings in regions across New Zealand
  • International and domestic flights, accommodation, meals, transfers, event registrations and all event inclusions

For any queries with regard to the scholarships available from Australia, please contact New Zealand Winegrowers Australia Market Consultant, Cathy Wansink –

*For the purpose of this scholarship and Sommit™, a working sommelier is defined as:

  • A person with contribution to/responsibility for/management of on-premise wine lists, either at their place of employment or on a consultant basis and/or
  • A person who works the floor as a sommelier
  • Having roles in other areas of the wine trade or media is acceptable
  • There are two scholarships available from Australia
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