Digital internship portal opens global prospects for wine students and local businesses

13 November, 2017

Wine students looking to broaden their global insights can register their interest to travel to international wine regions – including Bordeaux (France), Napa Valley/San Francisco (US) and Mainz/Rheinhessen (Germany) – as part of an exchange to study and gain invaluable cultural experiences, thanks to a new online internship portal.

The portal will match students and wine businesses with Great Wine Capital cities to study at an academic institution and/or gain experience at cellar doors, vineyards, wine marketing and many more areas in the wine industry.

The Louise in the Barossa Valley is the first South Australian wine business to register on the portal, seeking a sommelier to join their Appellation Sommelier Team with a passion for wine, hospitality and customer service.

The Louise and Appellation General Manager Kylie Mansfield was thrilled to be registered on the Great Wine Capital Internship Portal.

“This is a rare and exclusive opportunity for someone with a sincere love of fine wine and exceptional service to join our team at Appellation,” she said.

“It’s very much a two-way exchange of information; not only will we benefit from the successful candidate’s experience within another Great Wine Capital region but also, we’re offering a premium collaboration within Australia’s global wine and food region, Barossa Australia.”

The portal was developed as part of Adelaide / South Australia’s membership to the exclusive network, with leadership and support provided from the University of Adelaide.

University of Adelaide Program Director – Wine Business, Marni Ladd said the portal provides the opportunity for real knowledge exchange between the world’s leading wine regions.

“International learning and work experiences are particularly important for University of Adelaide Wine Business students,” Ms Ladd said.

“But more broadly than this, businesses within the wine sector will benefit by being able to recruit local graduates with global exposure and experience, as well as having access to interns from all over the world who can bring insights from other regions, markets and cultures.”

Interested students and businesses can upload their resume or information direct to the portal. In addition, businesses seeking an intern can express their interest on the portal.

Only students and businesses in Great Wine Capitals regions can use the portal.

Access the Internship Portal.