Patrons & Sponsors 

We are so thankful to these individuals and entities for their contributions to our cause. Please contact us if you’d like to donate or become a sponsor.

Blue Pin


The following individuals have received a blue pin in thanks for their generous contributions and donations to The Guild of Sommeliers Education Foundation:

Jeff Johnston, Dan Gulbronsen, Leslie Rudd, Jeff Gilles, Diane Carpenter, David Carpenter, Greg Van Wagner, Tylor Field, Bert Cutino, Ted Balestreri, Michael Parmet, Dr. Michael Chan, Charlotte Duntz, Dr. Edward Gomez, Bruce Liebert, Mitch Kysar, Michael Paulin, Dr. Maurice Nicholson, Dr. Harold Cordner, Fred & Deborah Tresca, Charles Banks, Leslie Jones, Antonio Busalacchi, Louis Harman, Dr. Oleh Bachynsky, Cheryl & Steve Kenny, Mark A. Monoscalco, Joseph Nadler, Larry Krams, Richard Sponholz, Stephanie & John Harkness, and Jane & Roger Tracy.

Lynmar Fundraiser, sponsored by Lynn and Anisya Fritz

Our Sponsors


The Rudd Foundation, The Spire Collection, Banfi Vintners Foundation, Boulder Burgundy Festival, Napa Valley Vintners, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Treasury Wine Estates, Jackson Family Wines, Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, Mark Anthony/Wolf Blass Wines, David & Diane Carpenter, Lynmar, ML Industries, Landry’s Inc, Darden, Aspen Art Museum


Tarbells, World of Pinot, The Tasting Panel, E & J Gallo, Turley Wine Cellars, Vini Alto Adige, Consorzio Italia del Vino, Brooks Winery, Big Sky Resort, Comissão de Viticultura da Região dos Vinhos Verdes, Familia Zuccardi, Winesellers LTD, Oregon Pinot Camp, D.O. Cariñena, The Somm Journal, D.O. Rias Baixas, Frog’s Leap, Larkmead, Kistler Vineyards, Sonoma-Cutrer, Wines of St.Émilion-Pomerol-Fronsac, Chateau D’Esclans, DOCG Prosecco, Laurent-Perrier, Wines of Alsace, Wines of South Africa, Wines of Santorini, Aveniu/Codorniu, D.O. Ribera del Duero, Riesling Rendezvous, Wines of Germany, Dry Creek Kitchen (Charlie Palmer Pigs & Pinot), Wilson Daniels, Realm Cellars, Diagio, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Ruinart Champagne, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Burgundy Wines (BIVB), Cask & Cork Distributing, Vineyard Brands, Wines of Languedoc, Norman’s, Richard & Mariela Gerstein


Stoelzle, Coravin, Wine Speak Paso Robles, Chappellet, Fantesca, Acumen Vineyards, Washington State Wine Commission, Wines of Chile, Sonoma County Winegrowers, Robert Maier, Corkbuzz, Big Canyon, Chandlers, The Little Nell, Cape Classics, Brokers’ Risk, Chip Smith, Memorial University Medical, Museum of the Rockies, Allegra Angelo, Fred Tresca, Les Jones, Jim Rollston, Lindsay Thomas, Rebecca Devaney, Elkeim Centre, Thomas Simons, Gregory Thomas, Ruth C. Adrian, Ralph & Margaret Daigle, Philip & Valerie Daddona, Guillaume Vialle, Allegra Angelo, Cap Classics, Iron Horse Vineyards, Herb Karlitz, Mayacamas Vineyards, Jeff & Suzette Clarke, Donald Patz


Jeff & Kathy Johnston, George Sells, DuMOL, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Paul Hobbs, Donald Patz (Maritana Vineyards & Secret Door Winery), Moet Hennessy

Sponsor a Trip or Scholarship 

Become a SommFoundation sponsor through our enrichment trips or scholarship programs. For more information, contact us at: