Help for Somms Available

NOTE: The application deadline has now passed. This post was first published in Spring 2020.   

California Wineries & Vineyards recognizes that the restaurant and hospitality community has been strongly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’ve created a financial assistance fund to help our sommelier friends.

If you work as a sommelier and have had your job terminated or paused due to COVID-19, consider filling out an application form to be considered for a $500 payment. A total of 50 approved applicants will receive a one-time payment of $500 each, with priority given to those working in California.

Apply online, or download the PDF below and send the completed form to