Expanding horizons through enrichment trips, scholarships and education.


As a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to enriching the lives of students in the beverage community, we want you to know that we are navigating this ever-changing situation with the goal of offering our assistance wherever we can. While we are all affected, our sisters and brothers in the restaurant industry have been particularly devastated. We are actively investigating ways to utilize our resources to help our friends in the restaurant community during this crisis, and will update our website with details as they become available. For resources during the Covid‑19 pandemic, click here.

On behalf of everyone here at SommFoundation, please stay safe, follow the guidelines established by the CDC, and support your friends, family and community during this difficult time.

Our mission is to assist wine and spirits professionals to achieve the highest level of proficiency and accreditation in the food and beverage industry. We provide enrichment opportunities and scholarships to sommeliers, restaurant professionals, wine journalists, and winemakers to further their knowledge about the world of wine and spirits.

Feel the Soil

Discover the terroir, culture, & people behind the world’s wines

Enrichment Trips

Fully sponsored | Fully immersive

See, taste, feel, connect, and learn. Travel to the world’s greatest wine & spirits regions on intensive, professional trips designed to give you an in‑depth look at all aspects of local practices, traditions, culture and personalities.

Current trips

Explore the Vineyards

See where we’ve been

Previous Trips

10 years of Enrichment Trips

Grow with Us

Cultivate your skills. Achieve your potential.


Supporting the pursuit of mastery

Elevate your professional skills and career opportunities. Let us help you reach your goals through our scholarship programs. Whether you need help covering expenses for studies and exams or you are looking to hone your competition skills, we have something for you.

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