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SOMMELIER EDUCATION PROGRAM

Since our founding, the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas has donated $1.7 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.

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

  • Hired a Director of Wine Education to oversee all consumer and industry wine education
  • 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

We want to continue supporting the wine professionals who make all of our experiences superb.

TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

WFFT has $6,500 available to give to sommeliers and wine professionals to support travel opportunities, including conferences or intensive wine study. Fill out the online application and tell us how we can help provide funding towards for conference attendance or wine study in other regions around the world. We are excited to help you expand your horizons. Applications will be reviewed by a volunteer committee of professionals and recipients will be notified by WFFT once a decision has been made.

Applications will be accepted until December 3, 2018, at 5pm.

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TESTING ASSISTANCE

WFFT has $6,500 available to give to sommeliers and wine professionals to support testing expenses. Fill out the online application and tell us how we can help provide funding towards your next exam. We are open to supporting your professional path through all qualifying organizations. Applications will be reviewed by a volunteer committee of professionals and recipients will be notified by WFFT once a decision has been made. Tests must be taken in 2019.

Applications will be accepted until December 3, 2018, at 5pm.

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Questions? Contact us at info@winefoodfoundation.org.