Fifty-five early career professionals have today been announced as the latest recruits to the Wine Industry Mentor Program following extraordinary numbers of applications for the expanded program. 

Industry partners Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology, the University of Adelaide, Wine Australia, Wine Industry Suppliers Association and Wine Communicators of Australia congratulate the mentees and mentors of the program for 2022.  

One of the drivers of Australian wine’s global success has been the willingness of those in the industry to share knowledge and expertise and there is no better example of that than this program. The program partners are proud to offer the Wine Industry Mentor Program in 2022 to give those early in their wine sector careers the opportunity to connect with like-minded, ambitious peers, grow their knowledge and inspire them to be the best they can be.

Once again, the partners were thrilled with the quality and diversity of applicants, who represented early career professionals across the wine sector including wine marketers, winemakers, viticulturists, researchers, wine students, wine retailers and sommeliers, all eager to be mentored by some of the most respected wine sector leaders. The most challenging part of the program is selecting the successful mentees from such an impressive list of over 100 candidates.

The program will see participants building their knowledge through genuine connections with experienced industry professionals over a period of six-months from 1 June and until the end of November.

The full list of 2022 Mentees accepted into the program is available here.

The program boasts some of Australia’s most highly respected and experienced wine sector leaders, who are passionate about the future of the Australian wine sector. The program partners thanked the mentors who are giving their time willingly and voluntarily to support and foster the growth of the Australian wine sector. A list of 2022 Mentors is available here.