Women on Wine: Four Inspiring Sommeliers To Know

Women on Wine: Four Inspiring Sommeliers To Know

(L-R) Richard Carras (Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants), Dawn Schultz, Kaela Augustine, Maude Renaud-Brisson, Kristi Linneboe, Christine Coletta (Okanagan Crush Pad). Photo Credit: Christine McAvoy / Vancouver International Wine Festival

Working together to build the future of our industry, the BC Hospitality Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Sommelier Scholarships, presented at Celebrating Excellence: the 14th Annual Awards lunch on February 17, part of the Vancouver International Wine Festival.

This year’s winners are:

Kaela Augustine (Chambar), Kristi Linneboe (L’Abattoir), Maude Renaud-Brisson (Chambar), and Dawn Schultz (West Restaurant).

The BCHF Sommelier Scholarships are sponsored by Okanagan Crush Pad and Authentic Wine and Spirits Merchants. These scholarships are a mentorship program designed to further individual study in wine education. Up to four $1,000 scholarships are awarded every year.

Special thanks to the Vancouver International Wine Festival for hosting the presentation and to Christine McAvoy for the great photos.

For more information visit our scholarship page.