New Zealand Wine Sommelier Scholarship Applications – Canada

Applications for Canada-based sommeliers are now open, closing Friday 2 August 2024

Applicants must be:
  • A working sommelier*
  • 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


Shortlisted applicants will be contacted in late August.

For any queries with regard to the scholarship available from Canada, please contact New Zealand Winegrowers Canada Market Manager, Melissa Stunden – melissa.stunden@nzwine.com.

*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 is one scholarship available from Canada
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