Each year within the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine several scholarships are awarded to motivated and outstanding Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology students. These scholarships are sponsored by industry groups and provide students with financial support and /or placement positions for the coming vintage. Students are awarded the scholarships based on both academic merit and also performance in an interview.

This year Lauren Gligora has been awarded The Brokenwood Wines Pty. Ltd. Prize. Lauren will be spending 2019 vintage in the Hunter Valley as part of her prize. Brokenwood is famous for its Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz and ILR Reserve Semillon.

Imogen McNamara has won the Elderton Wine Making Excellence Scholarship which provides financial support of $3000 plus the opportunity to undertake a vintage position at Elderton winery in the Barossa. “Being awarded a winemaking scholarship in a region that I’m passionate about is an exciting way to start my career as a winemaker.” said Imogen.

Jacobs Creek Viticulture & Winemaking Scholarships were won by Rhys Fitzgerald and Roman Davas-Fahey respectively. Both Rhys and Roman will undertake vintage 2019 at Jacobs Creek sites in the Barossa. On being awarded the scholarship Rhys commented: “The Jacobs Creek scholarship provides me a role where I’ll be challenged, and learning from highly experienced individuals, in a company that is world renowned. My advice to other students is be open to new opportunities and never close the door on potential experiences that help you grow as a professional and personally.”

Tarita Shiraishi Furlan was awarded the ROCA Award of Merit, a scholarship awarded on academic merit, financial need and responses relating to a question relating to Viticulture as a career priority. The prize consists of $5000 each year for two years to support the student in their studies.

Hannah Medlock was awarded The Treasury Estates Wine Prize for Excellence in Winemaking which is given to the student showing the greatest aptitude in the course “Winemaking at Vintage”. Hannah receives $2000 to support her further study and also a place at Wolf Blass Winery in the Barossa during vintage.

We wish the students luck for a successful vintage ahead and look forward to hearing how they went when they return to campus in 2019.

For more information about scholarships and awards go to: https://agwine.adelaide.edu.au/prizes/

From L to R: Third year Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology students Tarita Shiraishi Furlan, Rhys Fitzgerald, Hannah Medlock, Roman Davas-Fahey, Lauren Gligora and Imogen McNamara

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