Bouchard Finlayson and the IWEC announce the Bouchard Finlayson WSET Scholarship

Boutique wine estate Bouchard Finlayson has introduced a new scholarship enabling a wine student in South Africa to further their education by means of a Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 scholarship, to the value of R13,500.

As a champion for community investment and wine education, Bouchard Finlayson has teamed up with Africa’s leading WSET course provider, The International Wine Education Centre (IWEC), to award one deserving student the chance to take their career to the next level. WSET Level 3 in Wines is an advanced course giving students a thorough grounding in viticulture, vinification, international wines and different wine styles. WSET courses are the industry-standard wine courses in over 75 countries with more than 100,000 people sitting a WSET exam in the last 12 months.

The WSET Level 3 course will be provided by either the IWEC or the KZN School of Wine and the successful candidate can choose whether he or she would like to study in the Western Cape, Gauteng or KZN. Cathy Marston DipWSET from the IWEC says: “This is an incredibly generous offer by Bouchard Finlayson to support wine education in South Africa. The lucky recipient will have an amazing opportunity to obtain a highly-regarded qualification which they can use to further their careers either here in SA or overseas. On behalf of the wine industry, I’d like to thank Bouchard Finlayson and the Tollman family for their generous support.”

Bouchard Finlayson’s General Manager, Judy Bakker, says “Introducing the Bouchard Finlayson WSET Scholarship allows us to give back to the South African wine industry and market, and to contribute to the personal development and education of a deserving candidate.”

Applications are open now and the Bouchard Finlayson WSET Scholarship is available to anyone in South Africa who has already passed WSET Level 2 or an equivalent qualification. All the details of terms and conditions and how to apply can be found via this link.

For more information on the scholarship, please contact [email protected]