Scholarships have been awarded to three wine professionals and two students at the 2023 Sydney Royal Wine Show as an investment in the future of the Australian wine industry.

Awarded by the RAS Foundation (RASF) and the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Wine Committee, the scholarships will assist the individuals in further developing their skills within the industry.

Sydney Royal Wine Professional Development Scholarships were awarded to De Iuliis winemaker Emily Glover, Hungerford Hill Brand Manager Sabine Duval, and Larry Cherubino and Robert Oatley winemaker Matt Buchan. The three wine professionals will undertake the Advanced Wine Assessment Course held by the Australian Wine Research Institute to further their education.

Charles Stuart University students Anthony Visser and Angus McAllister will also have the opportunity to expand their knowledge having received the Sydney Royal Wine Study Scholarships. Both students will partake in the scholarships alongside their current studies in a Bachelor of Wine Science.

Angus Barnes, Chair of the RAS Wine Committee, explains that education is the foundation of the industry’s future. “At its core, the RAS’ mission is to drive Australian agriculture and development by awarding excellence across our Sydney Royal competitions.”

“To help achieve this innovation and sustainability, we need to invest in the next generation. The Sydney Royal Wine Study and Sydney Royal Wine Professionals Development Scholarships are a perfect way to do that.”

“By utilising money raised from our Sydney Royal Wine Show, we are able to fund up-and-coming wine enthusiasts currently studying a degree or accreditation and assist wine professionals looking to expand their knowledge.”

“In addition to financial support, the scholarships also offer a unique opportunity for our scholars to come and join us at the 2024 Sydney Royal Wine Show.”

“I encourage anyone interested in pursuing a degree related to the Australian wine industry or any professionals looking to take on a WSET, Australian Wine Research Innovation course or Wine Service course to apply,” added Barnes. 

Now open for 2024 applications until Sunday 3 September 2023, the scholarships offer up to $6000 and the chance to take part in the 2024 Sydney Royal Wine Show. More information can be found here.

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