The Vinous Young Wine Writer Fellowship

Click here to read Antonio Galloni's letter launching the Vinous Young Wine Writer Fellowship and announcing the 2014 winner. 

Click here to read the announcement of the 2015 winner.

About The Vinous Young Wine Writer Fellowship:

The Vinous Young Wine Writer Fellowship is awarded annually to a selected writer with a passion for wine and an ambition to pursue a career in wine writing and journalism. Vinous Young Wine Writer Fellows (“Fellows”) will receive:

1.  A grant of $3,000 to help fund travel and research in a wine region that will be mutually agreed upon with Vinous

2.  Mentoring from the Vinous team

3.  The opportunity to have your work published on Vinous

Submission Guidelines:

1.  A cover letter that describes your interest in wine and your career goals in the field

2.  A current resume

3.  Details of your intended use of the grant, including proposed travel destination and article(s) you expect to write

4.  Links to published articles, including blog posts

5.  An original wine related article of 1,000 to 1,500 words. The subject matter can be on anything to do with wine including, but not limited to, your experience of a particular wine, a visit to a producer or region, wine service and/or social commentary related to wine. Photographs and captions are not included as part of the word count.


Candidates must be under 33 years old by the submission date and of legal drinking age.

All submissions for the 2016 Fellowship must be received by March 31, 2016 at

The recipient of the 2016 Vinous Young Wine Writer Fellowship will be announced in May 2016.

Submissions will be evaluated by the Vinous editorial team. All decisions are final.

Vinous retains all rights to writings by the Fellow that emerge as a result of travels funded by the Fellowship. The destination and travel period will be mutually agreed upon by the Fellow and Vinous. Vinous has the option, but not the obligation, to publish the Fellow’s articles as part of the Vinous Young Wine Writer Fellowship program.

Vinous does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation or marital status.

The information above is accurate as of August 18, 2015 and is subject to change.