Villa d’Este Wine Symposium Award

“Grand Prix du Vin”

You are a student or graduate under 30 & you have a project related to the wine world ?

Realize your project by participating in the “Grand Prix du Vin”, the Villa d’Este Wine Symposium Award !

Win € 10,000 to get started !

For this sixth edition of VILLA D’ESTE WINE SYMPOSIUM, Ocelle SA has created a fund that each second year, alternating with the Lalique Price “Lords of Wine”, will grant a scholarships for a young wine professional. This person, less than 30 years of age will present the progress and results of his/her project at the next edition of VDEWS, November 2015.
The fund will be financed by sales of magnums provided by the participants during the gala auction.
This year 2014 the scholarship will consist of €10,000 plus other benefits depending on the nature of the project presented. Eg: our partner British Airways will grant an intercontinental ticket should the project require traveling outside of Europe.

William Metz, a US citizen, is the Laureate selected by our Selection Committee for the 2014 Edition

William Metz, 26 years old, is actually a student at Ecole d’ingénieurs de Changins (Switzerland) for a « Master of Science in Viticulture and Enology »


UAV to analyze and understand what Terroir means

The applications of the newly available unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology are countless. My project is to use it and to associate it to high resolution image processing, in order to capture the various aspects of vineyard development, including components and effects of terroir, throughout the most important wine growing regions of Europe.

The project aims to utilize a fixed wing UAV (SenseFly®) to continuously take high resolution multispectral images to monitor, track, and compare different terroirs of Europe. This information will then be integrated into a geospatial database along with the known climate, the physical properties of the soil, and grower practices to give a global view of all of the elements of terroir.

Next Edition - November 2016

Applications should be sent by email at the latest on December 31st 2015 to the following address: info (AROBASE) vdews (POINT) com or by using our contact form.

The selection committee will reveal the chosen person and project in early 2016.

Why participate ?

There are many benefits to participating in the “Grand Prix du Vin”, here are the main ones:

- A grant of 10,000 Euros to start or grow your business !

- The chance to participate to the VDEWS !

- An intercontinental ticket from our partner British Airways !

- A great visibility !

- Credibility, trust and reputation

Eligibility :

Participation in the “Grand Prix du Vin” is reserved for candidates who at 31 December 2015 meet all criteria below :

- Being 30 years old maximum

- The projet must be related to Wine or the wine world

- Apply before December 31, 2015

Submit your project