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We mentor aspiring women by offering scholarships to our professional development events, including:


Wine Speak Scholarships


Established by master sommelier Chuck Furuya and Dream Big Darling  founder Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins, Wine Speak is a premier multi-day trade summit featuring winemaker seminars, private tastings, technical tours and more in the Paso Robles wine country. The next Wine Speak happens on January 7-10, 2019. Visit the Wine Speak web site for more information. 

Wine Speak provides a perfect platform for education, networking and professional development. We offer five scholarships that include access to all Wine Speak events as well as lodging. 


Dream Big Darling Retreat Scholarship


The annual Dream Big Darling Retreat is a multi-day experience featuring notable speakers, workshops, networking and more—all with the goal of fostering professional development and career opportunities.

By hosting this event and providing retreat scholarships, we intend to make a difference for qualified women seeking professional direction, inspiration and insight.

Here, they can collaborate with likeminded souls and some of the brightest minds in the industry, allowing them to explore career pathways while expanding their personal network. 

The Dream Big Darling Retreat takes place at Ancient Peaks Winery’s beautiful Oyster Ridge venue in the Paso Robles wine country on California’s Central Coast on September 15-17th , 2019.

Accepting applications Spring of 2019

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