SommFoundation

About Us

SommFoundation (The Guild of Sommeliers Education Foundation) is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, committed to assisting aspiring beverage professionals to achieve their full potential.

History & Founders

The Guild of Sommeliers Education Foundation was founded in 2003 by a group of Master Sommeliers and service industry business leaders. At inception, the organization was endowed with a gift of approximately $1,000,000 of old and rare wine to assist in educational opportunities for studying sommeliers.

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Our Cellar

SommFoundation’s wine cellar, managed by our Cellar Master, Jay Fletcher, MS, contains approximately 1600 bottles of collectible, rare and world-class wines.

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Our Leadership

Master Sommeliers, philanthropists, and business professionals comprise our Board of Directors. Find out more about them here.

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Contact Us

For general inquiries, please email us at: info@sommfoundation.com

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Our nonprofit work is supported by donors like you. As a gift for donating $125 or more to SommFoundation, you will receive free access to The Global Diagram of Wine for one year. Your donation may be tax-deductible. Please consult your CPA.

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