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Sydney Royal Wine Committee announces new Wine Scholarship

Posted on : 01 August 2017

The Sydney Royal Wine Committee, in partnership with the Royal Agricultural Society (of NSW) Foundation has announced a new and exciting industry scholarship opportunity to benefit a young person passionate about the Australian Wine industry.

The Sydney Royal Wine Assessment Scholarship is the result of the continued success of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW’s KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show.

The successful scholarship recipient will receive a fully paid position at the Australian Wine Research Institute's Advanced Wine Assessment Course (AWAC) taking place in Adelaide from Monday 20th – Thursday 23rd November, 2017.

This new scholarship initiative has been made possible through an online auction of excess wine from the previous year’s Sydney Royal Wine Show, with the specific purpose of raising funds to support the Australian Wine industry through grants and scholarships.

Chair of the Sydney Royal Wine Committee, Sally Evans, said it made sense to utilize the high-quality excess wine from the show to create career opportunities for young people in the wine industry.

“We are delighted to introduce this new scholarship, funded by the sale of surplus wine show stock. It provides us with the opportunity to support the Australian Wine industry through the development of outstanding young industry professionals,” Ms Evans said.

“The AWAC course is a world-class programme and we’re thrilled to provide this opportunity to a young person in our local wine industry,” she said.

Value of Scholarship: $6,000

Applications Open: 1st August 2017
Applications Close: 17th September 2017
Eligibility Guidelines:

Open to applicants 30 years and under.

Applicants must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident.

Applicants must be employed in the Australian Wine Industry or engaged in study in a related course.

Applications can be made online by visiting

For further information, including high resolution images, please contact:
Roger White – Manager, Public Relations
M: 0478 092 425 | P: 02 9704 1453 | E:
About the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation:
The RAS Foundation is a charitable foundation that encourages educational opportunities and helps build strong and sustainable rural and regional communities through a range of targeted grants and scholarships.

Visit for more information on the RAS Foundation.


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