Wine Scholarship Programs

Odyssey Wine Academy has partnered for a second round of scholarships from Pigs & Pinot along with the Sunrise Rotary Club of Healdsburg. These scholarships are aimed at increasing wine knowledge across the restaurant, hotel, and hospitality industries of Sonoma County.

Scholarship recipients will get full funding to be certified for the Wine & Spirits Education Trust Level 1 or 2 or partial support for a Level 3 certification.


Application process:

  • Applications can be submitted any time until Friday, August 18th.
  • Scholarships will be awarded by August 20th so recipients are eligible to register for courses beginning in the fall
  • All courses have Teaching Assistant positions available that come with reduced tuition.  If you do not receive a scholarship, please contact with your background and requested course to be considered for a TA position.

Our original vision was to offer WSET certifications in Spanish to native speakers who live in our community.  AND NOW WE ARE!!

The first course is running in July and we're beginning to publicize that this is now an option.  We're looking for help to support vineyard and cellar workers to take these courses.  If you'd like to help, please consider  SPONSORING A STUDENT HERE. If you'd like to sponsor someone specifically to be certified, please add their name into the notes field when you check out.

Reach out to with any questions.