Bachelor of Viticulture & Oenology student Brendan Carter was awarded the dux of this year’s Lorenzo Galli Wine Scholarship from a total of 15 selected scholars. Now in it’s third year, the scholarship has become Australia’s most significant Italian wine program and one of the leading educational wine tutorials. Patron of the program, Pamela Galli, conceived the scholarship to honour her late husband; businessman, wine lover and winery owner, Lorenzo Galli.
The judges awarded Brendan the scholarship as he excelled in all aspects of the programme. The finalist are selected from applicants that submit a 1500 word essay on a given wine topic. All finalists then participated in a two-day masterclass held at Enoteca Sileno, Carlton (Vic) featuring the finest wines made in Italy plus Australian Italian varietals. Italian wine experts from Australia and Italy guide the masterclass.
As the dux, Brendan was awarded a $10,000 all-expenses paid trip to explore premium Italian wine regions and key producers. The prizes awared are personally contributed by the proprietor of Galli Estate Winery Pamela Galli and other sponsors including Enoteca Sileno, Schott Zweisel, Lauretana Water, Hardie Grant Books, Trembath & Taylor and Arquilla.
Registration to the 2012 programme will open in June 2011. For more information or to lodge an interest in the 2012 programme visit http://www.winescholarship.com.au