In our effort to ensure more women have the opportunity to join and flourish in the wine industry, Women Behind the Wine will fund scholarships for college students and awards to further the careers of women already working in related fields. We thank you for the purchase of participating wines. You make these scholarships possible. 

Women of the vine and spirits

We’ve partnered with Women of the Vine & Spirits on the administration of our grants through their Women Behind the Wine Educational Fund Scholarships.

Scholarships and Awards we intend to award include the following

  • National Awards - $10,000 each:
    • The Elizabeth J. Smyth Memorial Scholarship for students seeking a college degree in a field related to a career in wine, including the wine business.
    • Candidates for Master Sommelier (MS)
    • Candidates for Master of Wine (MW)
  • “Fuel Your Dreams” Regional Awards:
    • “Fuel Your Dreams” Awards are grants supporting a range of opportunities for education, leadership, and professional development.
    • Awards will be granted in eight regions; at least two awards each

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*Brands affiliated with E&J Gallo Winery contributed $100,000 annually to WOTVS Foundation for scholarship funding 2019-2023.

A donation of $10,000 will be made to George Brown College for supporting women studying wine through the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers program.