The 2020 recipient of Foundation Barossa's 'Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship' has been awarded to Lauren Hutton, a University of Adelaide student.
Currently in her third year of studying a Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology at the University of Adelaide, Lauren said she cannot wait to make the most of the scholarship.
"This scholarship will allow me to undertake my first vintage in a winemaking role, where I'll have the ability to implement the last three years of study into a much more practical setting," Lauren said.
"I cannot wait to learn the ins and outs of this industry, and how a well-respected company produces their wines."
Running since 2015, the scholarship was introduced and supported by Elderton Wines and is administered through Foundation Barossa.
The scholarship provides financial assistance of up to $3000 towards educational expenses along with opportunities for the student to receive mentoring from the team at Elderton Wines.
Cameron Ashmead of Elderton Wines, along with Nick Slape, Chair of Foundation Barossa, were pleased to announce the 2020 recipient.
"We are excited to announce that Lauren Hutton is the recipient of the 2020 Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship," co-managing director of Elderton Wines Cameron Ashmead said
"This scholarship gives us the opportunity to give back to the great Barossa community that continues to support our small family winery."
"We feel that offering mentoring and vintage placements to the successful students also provides them with great building blocks for their career."
The scholarship funds, administered by Foundation Barossa, aim to reward and encourage achievement and greater effort in winemaking education.
The Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship is awarded to a passionate student undertaking a Bachelor of Oenology (Winemaking) at an Australian University, entering their first through fourth year of study.