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Since our founding, the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas has donated $1.5 million back into the Central Texas community through our mission of cultivating and investing in the wine and food community through education, appreciation, and enjoyment.

We are dedicated to providing direct financial support to sommeliers through scholarships, travel stipends, and professional development opportunities through our Sommelier Education Program. In 2018, we provided the following opportunities:

  • Hired a Director of Wine Education to oversee all consumer and industry wine education
  • Invested in the professional development of 16 sommeliers through scholarships and travel stipends
  • Sent two sommeliers on an intensive wine immersion experience to South Australia to further knowledge of other wine regions
  • Hosted WSET Level 3 classes and exams for industry professionals
  • Provided Master Class wine education for wine professionals
  • Hosted sommelier study groups in the WFFT Tasting Room

In 2019 and beyond, we continue to support the wine professionals who make all of our experiences superb.

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2018 Scholarship Stats:


  • 3 Intro Exams
  • 2 Advanced Exams
  • 2 Certified Exams
  • 1 WSET Diploma Unit 1 & 2
  • 2 Registration to Texsom
  • 1 WSET 3 Exam & Travel


  • Master of Wine Conference
  • Loire Valley Wine Fair
  • Champagne Study Trip
  • French Wine Scholar
  • Bordeaux Wine Scholar
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Do you want to receive information on scholarships and educational opportunities? Contact us at info@winefoodfoundation.org to be added to our mailing list.