My name is Merisa Soluri, and I am the laboratory technician for the Thousand Islands Winery in Alexandria Bay, NY. I began my career in the wine industry working in wine retail for almost nine years. I then discovered the WSET program and knew I wanted to shift my focus into wine production. I recently passed WSET level 3 with Merit and am looking forward to continuing my wine education studies.
I am beyond thankful for the opportunity to continue forward with my wine education. Without this scholarship, I'm not sure it would have been possible. I am truly passionate about this industry, and it feels so amazing to be apart of such a strong group with the same mindset.