Mentorship Program

The Winter 2021 application period is now closed. The next round of mentorship applications begins May, 2021.

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If successful as a mentorship applicant, you will get a chance to receive rare one-on-one career advice and coaching in the fields of wine service and restaurant management; wine writing and judging; wine education and more!

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Who is eligible?

  • Anyone who identifies as BIPOC and is pursuing a career or advanced education in wine / winemaking is encouraged to apply

  • Candidates will be selected by Vinequity and the Mentorship team

  • Spaces are limited per term, so candidates are encouraged to reapply in subsequent terms

Where and when does mentorship take place?

  • There are 13 mentorship placements available this July to December term.

  • Successful mentorship candidates will receive the opportunity for up to 13 one-on-one Zoom sessions with their Mentor placement (that’s one call every other week for 6 months).

How do I apply?

  • The application will be posted here, once the program application process commences (May 17, 2021)

  • We are accepting applications online from May 17 through to and including June  11, 2021 for the Summer/Fall 2021 term!

Have additional questions about the mentorship program? Contact us here and one of the Vinequity mentorship facilitators will get back to you.

Meet the Mentors
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Steven Campbell

Campbell Kind Wines

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Jennifer Huether

Master Sommelier

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Elyse Lambert

Master Sommelier

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Elsa Macdonald

Master of Wine

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Vincent Morrow

Master Sommelier

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Geoffrey Moss

Master of Wine

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Shiraz Mottiar

Malivoire Wine

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Nick Oliveiro

GM Peter Pan Bistro

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Christopher Sealy

Alo Food Group

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John Szabo

Master Sommelier

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Mariko Tajiri

That's Life, National Brand Manager

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Bruce Wallner

Master Sommelier

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Donald Ziraldo

Ziraldo Estate Winery