Banfi Vintners Foundation Enrichment Trip

SommSouth is pleased to offer THIS ENRICHMENT TRIP to the Vineyards, Wineries and Gastronomic Temples of Italy!

TRAVEL DATES: AUGUST 26 - September 7, 2018

Applicants must be CMS Certified Level(or equivalent) or higher, actively working on the service floor of a restaurant or fine wine shop

Itinerary includes a dozen or more wineries in Piedmont, Verona, the Prosecco zone, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Lazio, and Abruzzo; a cooperage, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese dairy, farmhouse stays, family home visits, and winemaker bonding. Sabering not required but encouraged. Participants must be prepared to smell, handle, taste and tread upon terroir; organizers not responsible for tooth enamel removed by tannic young wines, potential addiction to daily pasta course and/or recommended daily dosage of amari, let alone seduction to Italy’s multiple charms.  

Please note that those chosen to participate in this scholarship trip will be representing the South Eastern Sommelier Society and are expected to engage in professional behavior at all times.

Included in the scholarship:

- Roundtrip airfare from your home city

- Ground transportation while in Italy

- Lodging in Italy

- Most lunches and dinners, included.    




2017 Scholarship Winners


Kelly Wheeler

Kistler @ TexSomm:

Stephen Clark
Christopher Lodge