The Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation, Ltd. 501(c)(3) provides scholarships and awards for the purpose of helping women advance in their careers in the food, wine, spirits, hospitality, or viticulture industries through education, leadership, and professional development. Providing women with education, resources and opportunities to thrive is the cornerstone of our organization and success.

Scholarships to be awarded to U.S and non-U.S. residents.


For more information or assistance, please email  info@womenofthevine.com



Current Scholarship Opportunities


The Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation Committee is proud to announce the
Women of the Vine & Spirits Scholarship Recipients for 2017:


     Professional & Leadership Development Scholarship:                                                           Educational Scholarships:            

                   Ava Dally, New York           Jennifer Reichardt, California                                                           Maria Dillingham, California        Sandy Gomes, New Jersey      



Foundation Committee

The Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation is guided by the Foundation Committee comprised of the following individuals:

Alison Herman, Senior Counsel, Regulatory & Compliance, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Dr. Kathryn LaTour, Associate Professor, Wine Services Marketing, Cornell University

Dr. Liz ThachMW Distinguished Professor of Wine and a Professor of Management at Sonoma State University


Encouraging Bright Futures

Women of the Vine & Spirits Scholarship Fund in
Honor of Edward H. Brenner


“When I started my entrepreneurial endeavor, I enticed my dad out of retirement to work with me. We worked together for seven years and I was blessed to have him lend his expertise and share his wisdom to guide me. Unfortunately, my dad passed away in 2014, just four weeks before we held the first ever Women of the Vine Grand Tasting in Napa. His unwavering support gave me the courage to step up and step out. As a father of three daughters and grandfather of three granddaughters, I am honored to name the scholarship after my Man of the Vine!” – Deborah BrennerFounder & CEO, Women of the Vine & Spirits

In addition to being the Founding Partner of the Women of the Vine & Spirits, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the Founding Partner of Women of the Vine & Spirits Scholarship Fund.

“We are proud to be a part of this group that is dedicated to celebrating achievements and advancement of women in the business.” – Steve Slater, Executive Vice President, General Manager of the Wine Division, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.