Rohnert Park, CA – The Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University today announced the Peter Mondavi, Sr. and Charles Krug Winery Scholarship Fund to provide financial support for one or more students who work in the wine industry and have been accepted to the upcoming Executive Master of Wine Business Administration (Executive Wine MBA) program. The $25,000 award was collected by the Napa-Sonoma division of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an international gastronomic society, in honor of Peter Mondavi, Sr.
“A lifelong champion of education, Dad is overjoyed to give to the future leaders of the industry he loves,” Peter Mondavi, Jr., with C. Mondavi & Family said.
“The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is committed to educational pursuits of our professional community and honored to collaborate with the Peter Mondavi, Sr. and Charles Krug Winery Scholarship Fund to make award of this scholarship a possibility and look forward to seeing the future success of its recipient," Gene Daly of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs said.
The application deadline for the scholarship is March 11, 2016. Applicants must be accepted into the Executive Wine MBA program beginning spring 2016 and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in their last 60 units of completed coursework. Applicants must also be employed in the Wine Industry. Selection for the award will be announced to the public in May, 2016.
“Peter Mondavi Sr. is a pioneer in the history of California wine and the Napa Valley in particular. He represents a legacy of excellence in family wine production that is appreciated around the world. We’re humbled to be able to provide this support to a deserving wine business professional who demonstrates the same passion and dedication to research, innovation, and sustainable wine business practices,” Ray Johnson, Director of the Wine Business Institute said.
For more information about the Peter Mondavi, Sr. and Charles Krug Winery Scholarship Fund, to apply, or for information regarding wine business seminars, certificates, and degree programs, please contact (707) 664-3235, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.sonoma.edu/sbe.
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About Charles Krug Winery
Founded in 1861 by Charles Krug, the 27-year old Prussian immigrant came to America with little besides willpower and a willingness to work hard to build the cornerstone of the first winery in the Napa Valley. He became the major local winery figure of his era, greatly influencing Napa Valley’s development as a world-renown wine producing region. Now under the guidance of Peter Mondavi Sr., the Charles Krug Winery honors its roots while forging ahead to the future. From the Wild West to the twenty-first century, relatively crude beginnings gave way to the finest form of winemaking. Above all else, Charles Krug Winery is a family winery. Peter Sr. and his sons Marc and Peter Jr. continue their dedication to producing the finest Bordeaux style wines in the Napa Valley.
About La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs traces its heritage to The Royal Guild of Goose Roasters founded in 1248 A.D. at the request of the King of France. Its mission was to greatly improve the quality and safety of food. Since that time, the society has grown into an international organization dedicated to the advancement of food and wine excellence. In 1950, this mission was revived in Paris with the creation of the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an organization which has grown internationally and now boasts over 23,000 members in about 80 countries worldwide, including about 6,000 members in some 125 chapters around the United States.
About the Wine Business Institute
WBI is an education and research institute of the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University (SSU). SSU is the first institution of higher learning in the U.S. to offer an undergraduate degree and advanced degrees focused on the business of wine, and the first school of business in the world to offer an executive-level wine degree. With its unique location, outstanding faculty, and deep relationships in the world of wine, SSU and WBI attract current and future professionals from California and around the world. They come to experience first-hand the expertise and wealth of connections among students, alumni, and industry leaders.