SOMM FOUNDATION: New Opportunities

Debbie Lewis Women in Wine CMS Master Exam Scholarship - US, Women (Deadline Extended)

A scholarship for expenses related to any portion of the Court of Master Sommeliers Master Exam ($5,000). Applicants must be women, live and work in the US, have passed the Advanced Exam, and plan to sit for the Master Exam (any part) in 2020.

APPLY HERE by February 10, 5pm PST


Sonoma-Cutrer Certified CMS Certified & Advanced Course/Exam Scholarship - US

Scholarships for the CMS Certified Exam ($595), Advanced Course ($1,499), and Advanced Exam ($1,195). Applicants must live and work in the US.

APPLY HERE by May 31, 11pm PST


Auction Napa Valley - June 2020

SommFoundation and Napa Valley Vintners are assembling a professional volunteer sommelier team for Napa Valley's leading charity wine event, Auction Napa Valley. Each volunteer will receive one ticket to Auction Napa Valley's Friday (daytime) barrel auction and marketplace event, an opportunity to taste Napa wines as a guest. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation and lodging.

Date: Saturday, June 6, 2–10pm (dinner and breaks provided)

There is also an optional Friday night volunteer opportunity from 4–10pm, with dinner provided.

APPLY HERE by March 1, 8pm PST


Oregon Pinot Camp - US - June 2020

Scholarships for two US-based wine professionals to attend the Oregon Pinot Camp in the Willamette Valley.

Flights, local transportation, meals, and lodging will be covered.

APPLY HERE by March 15, 11pm PST


Brooks Winery Harvest Internship - Fall 2020

Brooks Winery in Oregon's Willamette Valley is looking for hard-working wine professionals to join their 2020 harvest crew. This is a paid position that includes on-site group housing and team lunches. A four-week commitment is required. Priority will be given to candidates who can join the harvest team for eight weeks. Non-US citizens are welcome to apply but will be responsible for securing the proper visa.

Harvest dates: Approx. September 15 – November 15, 2019

APPLY HERE by April 26, 11pm PST