SommFoundation

Enrichment Trips

SommFoundation, subsidized by sponsors and fundraising efforts, provides educational trips (virtual and in-person) to domestic and international wine and spirits regions. It is imperative that beverage professionals have the opportunity to visit vineyards and distilleries around the world in order to give them context and expertise.

Upcoming Trips

Wine Dialogues

  • Location

    The Post Oak Hotel, Houston


  • Sponsor

    Maze Row Wine Merchant


  • Date

    February 27, 2024


  • Deadline

    February 4, 2024, 11:00 PM (Pacific)

    THIS APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED – ALL APPLICANTS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF THEIR STANDING

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Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas Women’s Symposium 2024

  • Location

    Santa Barbara Wine Country, CA


  • Sponsors

    CMS-A, Santa Barbara Vintners, RNDC, Jackson Family Wines


  • Date

    March 17–20, 2024


  • Deadline

    October 2, 2023, 11:00 PM (Pacific)

    THIS APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED – ALL APPLICANTS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF THEIR STANDING

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Rudd Round Table 2024

  • Location

    Napa


  • Sponsor

    Rudd Estate and Rudd Foundation


  • Date

    March 24–25, 2024 (Must be able to depart on March 24th and return home on March 26th)


  • Deadline

    November 12, 2023, 11:00 PM (Pacific)

    THIS APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED – ALL APPLICANTS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF THEIR STANDING

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Somm Camp 2024

  • Location

    Napa and Sonoma


  • Sponsor

    Spire, Jackson Family Wines, Duetsch Family, Sonoma-Cutrer, Hamel Family, Rudd Estate, Pride Mountain Vineyard


  • Date

    April 22–24, 2024 (Must be able to arrive in California on Sunday April 21 and depart on Thursday April 25)


  • Deadline

    February 9, 2024, 11:00 PM (Pacific)

    THIS APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED – VETTING IN PROGRESS

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Wilson Daniels – Anne-Claude Leflaive Memorial Trip

  • Location

    Burgundy, France


  • Sponsors

    Wilson Daniels, Domaine Leflaive


  • Date

    July 14–19, 2024 (*Must be able to depart the US on 7/13 to arrive on 7/14.)


  • Deadline

    February 12, 2024, 11:00 PM (Pacific)

    THIS APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED – VETTING IN PROGRESS

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Brooks Winery Harvest Internship

  • Location

    Willamette Valley


  • Sponsor

    Brooks Winery


  • Date

    September 15 – November 15, 2024 (***exact dates will depend on harvest season)


  • Deadline

    April 15, 2024, 11:00 PM (Pacific)


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Enrichment Trip Stories

Walk the vineyards, feel the soil, meet the winemakers, participate in comparative tastings, dine on local fare, work the harvest, learn from industry experts, take home the experience of a lifetime…

Virtual Enrichment Trips

Pack your bags and go see the world! SommFoundation invites you to attend our current Virtual Enrichment Trip.


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Feel the Soil 

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

Donate to SommFoundation

Our nonprofit work is supported by donors like you. As a gift for donating $85 or more to SommFoundation, you will receive free access to SommGeo for one year. Your donation may be tax-deductible. Please consult your CPA.

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