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Jackson Family Wines Scholarship

Jackson Family Wines Scholarships

Jackson Family Wines (JFW) will be awarding a total of three scholarships for the Introductory Sommelier Course/Certified Sommelier Course per annum across Europe, Middle East and Asia.

“The Court of Master Sommeliers promotes the highest level of wine expertise and service, and we are honoured to support their international commitment to wine education. We have always had a good relationship with the European Court and many of its members but it is great to finally formalise our support,” said James Tookey, VP Asia, Europe and Middle East. “As a global, premium and luxury wine producer, we are dedicated to making the highest quality wines and sharing the quality story with consumers. Sommeliers and Master Sommeliers serve a critical role in promoting and elevating our industry, and we’re happy to provide three skilled candidates with the opportunity to join the Master Sommelier ranks.”

Founded in 1977, The Court of Master Sommeliers was established to encourage improved standards of beverage service in hotels and restaurants, and now conducts courses throughout the world. The title Master Sommelier marks the highest recognition of wine and spirits knowledge, beverage service abilities, and professionalism in the hospitality trade. There are currently only 227 Master Sommeliers in the world.

Jackson Family Wines will cover the cost of the Introductory Course and Certified Course (if the candidate meets the required criteria for the Certified on the day).

Accommodation and travel costs will not be covered.

Candidates from the Middle East and Asia should provide a CV and covering letter explaining why the feel they are worthy of a scholarship.

Asian candidates email Rachel Meisner:

European & Middle Eastern candidates email Lori Buchanan:

Entries should be submitted no later than November for consideration for the following year.


About Jackson Family Wines

Jackson Family Wines is a collection of premium wineries owned privately by Barbara Banke and the Jackson family. Over the years, the Banke-Jackson family has assembled an unparalleled portfolio of esteemed vineyards and wineries along California’s cool coastal ridges, stretching northwards from Santa Barbara up through Monterey, Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties, and continuing into Oregon’s famed Willamette valley.

Internationally, Jackson Family Wines owns estates in St. Emilion, Tuscany, McLaren Vale, South Africa and Chile. Each winery has its own winemaker, vineyards, varietal focus and unique style which showcase the particular terroir of its location.

Above all, the Banke-Jacksons pride themselves on the quality of their wines, their stewardship of the land, their commitment to sustainable practices, and their long-term distribution and wine community partnerships around the world.



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