Diversity In Wine Scholarship Program with Josh Hart

Josh Hart Wine Access

Applications Due October 31, 2020

We are excited to have partnered with Wine Access, in our commitment to making the wine industry a vibrant, forward-thinking, and diverse industry.  This of course requires the very best people. That’s why we’re teaming up with NBA star and wine lover Josh Hart to offer 100 scholarships to aspiring wine experts in the BIPOC community, with the goal of discovering tomorrow’s wine industry stars.

The Diversity In Wine Scholarship program is open to all members of the BIPOC community who work in or aspire to pursue a career in the wine industry. This fellowship, in partnership with Josh Hart, Wine Access, and Napa Valley Wine Academy, will reward 100 experts-to-be with the chance to learn from top wine industry professionals and become WSET Certified. Top performers can even earn additional opportunities—including a trip to Napa with Josh!

How It Works

Wine Access, in partnership with the Napa Valley Wine Academy, will sponsor Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 certification for 100 people. Anyone can apply, but preference will be given to those already working in the food and wine industry.

Wine Access will then sponsor the WSET Level 2 certification for the top five scorers of the WSET Level 1.

The top three scorers will have their WSET Level 3 sponsored by Wine Access, and travel with Josh to Napa Valley, where they’ll spend three days immersed in the wine business, visiting top wineries, meeting with experts in different disciplines, and meeting potential industry mentors. All expenses—including dinner at some of Josh’s favorite restaurants—will be paid by Wine Access.

Wine Access and Josh Hart are both thrilled to help the wine industries future stars get a foothold in the business. We can’t wait to receive your application!

All applications must be received by October 31, 2020.

To Apply click here 



Cancellations of confirmed in-person course enrollments and workshops are accepted up to 60 days before the start of the course. An administration fee of $50 plus the full cost of the study materials and exam fees will be deducted, and the remainder of the course fee refunded to the payee. Separate WSET exam cancellation/transfer rules apply.
Transfers of a confirmed enrollment to another course are accepted 60 days before the course start date with an administration fee of $50.

Cancellations less than 60 days before the in-person course start date or course no shows forfeit any refund/transfer options unless students can provide medical documentation. If medical documentation is provided, students can be transferred to a later course. No refunds will be applied.

Course Transfers cannot be carried forward to the next academic year (which commenced on January 1).

Students are highly encouraged to purchase separate travel insurance.

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Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)


3555 Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89109


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Mariott Santa Ynez

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

April 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)


555 McMurray Road

Buelton, CA 93427


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Art Hotel Denver

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Mountain)


1201 Broadway

Denver, CO 80203


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Aloft Nashville

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Central)


1719 West End Ave.

Nashville, TN 37203


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Epicurean Hotel

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 19, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Eastern)


1207 S Howard Ave,

Tampa, FL 33606


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Street View of HQ

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

January 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)


2501 Oak Street

Napa, CA 94559