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Enrichment Trips

Guild Members have the opportunity to apply for scholarship enrichment programs that allow them to travel to wine regions around the globe to feel the terroir, taste the wines and learn first-hand from producers. Enrichment programs currently include:
  • South Africa – Supported by Vineyard Brands, this enrichment trip allows two sommeliers to travel to South Africa for one week and to visit the Cape Winelands.
  • Tuscany – Supported by the Banfi Vintners Foundation, this enrichment trip allows five or more sommeliers to visit Tuscany for one week.
  • Greece – Supported by Wines of Greece and the Hellenic Foreign Trade Board, this enrichment trip allows two sommeliers to visit the wine regions of Greece for one week.
  • Germany – Supported by Wines of Germany and the European Union, this enrichment trip allows two sommeliers to visit Germany for one week.
  • Napa – Supported by Napa Valley Vintners, this enrichment trip allows more than a dozen sommeliers to travel to Napa to visit numerous local wineries.
  • Napa – Supported by Spire Collection, this enrichment trip allows ten sommeliers to travel to Napa to visit wineries in Napa and Sonoma plus attend educational tastings and a blind tasting seminar hosted by Master Sommeliers.
  • Chile – Supported by Wines of Chile, this enrichment trip allows four sommeliers to visit Chile for one week.
  • Spain – Supported by "Drink Ribera. Drink Spain.", this trip affords two sommeliers the opportunity to visit the Ribera del Duero DO for winery visits, tastings, cultural activities, and the best regional cuisine.
  • Spain – Supported by Grupo Codorniu, this trip allows three sommeliers the opportunity to visit five distinguished wineries in five distinct regions over the course of one week.
  • Australia – Supported by Wines of Australia, this enrichment trip allows one sommelier to visit Australia for two weeks to visit the country's winegrowing regions.
  • London – Supported by Wines of South Africa, this enrichment trip allows 15 sommeliers to visit London for two days to attend "The Beautiful South" trade tasting co-hosted by Wines of South Africa, Wines of Chile and Wines of Argentina.
  • Alto Adige – Supported by Wines of Alto Adige, this enrichment trip allows eight sommeliers to visit Alto Adige for one week.
  • Champagne – Supported by Ruinart, this enrichment trip allows five sommeliers to visit Champagne for one week.
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