Banfi Vintners Foundation - Italy Enrichment Trip, Oct 21st- Nov 2nd, 2018

Banfi Vintners and SommFoundation invite you to apply: Explore the Vineyards, Wineries and Gastronomic Temples of Italy.

This trip will include wineries in Piedmont, Verona, Prosecco, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Lazio, and Abruzzo. You will also visit farmhouses, a cooperage, a Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese fattoria, and some of Italy's best eateries. Spend quality time at family-owned wineries, bond with winemakers, and be prepared to smell, handle, and tread upon various terroirs.

To be eligible, applicants must:

--be Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Level or higher. Applicants who have not passed the CMS Certified, but have achieved similar levels in other programs (WSET, SWE, etc...) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
--be actively working on the floor of a restaurant or fine wine shop.
--have a valid passport at the time of application. You must be able to provide your passport information immediately at the time of acceptance. You passport must be valid through June of 2019.
--ensure that your schedule will allow the following: You will need to arrive at JFK airport in New York on Sunday, October 21st at least 3 hours prior to designated international flight departure (TBD) . Return flights will be on Nov 2nd.
--US Residents only

Round-Trip airfare, ground transport, lodging and most meals are included.

***There is a substantial essay question on this application. We suggest you prepare it in advance and paste it into the application when you are ready to submit.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: MARCH 21st, 12PM PST, 2018. Awardees will be notified by April 7th, 2018.

Banfi Vintners, founded in 1919, is a privately held wine importer and producer in its third generation of family management. It represents an exquisite selection of quality-minded, family run producers, mainly from Italy but also including Spain, Chile and the Pacific Northwest United States.

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