Wine scholarship winners are best of the bunch
Top viticulture and oenology students have been awarded scholarships to boost their study and career potential.
Each year, the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine award several scholarships to motivated and outstanding Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology students. These scholarships are sponsored by industry groups and provide students with financial support and sometimes placement positions for the coming vintage.
Image above: Third year Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology students, from left to right, Tarita Shiraishi Furlan, Rhys Fitzgerald, Hannah Medlock, Roman Davas-Fahey, Lauren Gligora and Imogen McNamara.
The Brokenwood Wines Pty. Ltd. Prize.
Lauren will be spending 2019 vintage in the Hunter Valley as part of her prize. Brokenwood is famous for its Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz and ILR Reserve Semillon.
Elderton Wine Making Excellence Scholarship
The Elderton scholarship provides financial support of $3,000 plus the opportunity to undertake a vintage position at Elderton winery in the Barossa.
“Being awarded a winemaking scholarship in a region that I’m passionate about is an exciting way to start my career as a winemaker.” Imogen said.
Rhys Fitzgerald & Roman Davas-Fahey
Jacobs Creek Viticulture & Winemaking Scholarships
Both Rhys and Roman will undertake vintage 2019 at Jacobs Creek sites in the Barossa.
On being awarded the scholarship Rhys said, “the Jacobs Creek scholarship provides me a role where I’ll be challenged, and learning from highly experienced individuals, in a company that is world renowned. My advice to other students is be open to new opportunities and never close the door on potential experiences that help you grow as a professional and personally.
Tarita Shiraishi Furlan
ROCA Award of Merit
This scholarship is awarded on academic merit, financial need and responses relating to a question relating to viticulture as a career priority. Tarita has been awarded $5,000 each year for two years to support her studies.
The Treasury Estates Wine Prize for Excellence in Winemaking
Hannah showed the greatest aptitude in the course ‘Winemaking at Vintage’ and receives $2,000 to support her further study and also a place at Wolf Blass Winery in the Barossa during vintage.
For more information about viticulture and oenology scholarships and awards, visit the school website.