The Wine Education Council is a nonprofit educational organization that supports the development and effectiveness of wine professionals by providing high-quality training programs and enrichment opportunities.

Since its inception in 2014, WEC has focused on three principal areas: (1) Advanced educational seminars for wine professionals; (2) Scholarship grants to highly-qualified wine professionals for the purpose of furthering educational development; and (3) Financial and logistical support to established authors in connection with the publication of original scholarly works on wine-related subjects.


The Wine Education Council (WEC) is pleased to collaborate with Cité des Climats et Vins de Bourgogne (Climats et Vins) by providing charitable grants to support its educational mission of promoting awareness of the history and culture of the wines of Burgundy.  WEC has set a goal of supporting Climats et Vins with $1 million in funding over the coming two years.*

As a U.S. public charity, WEC holds fundraising events and accepts tax-deductible contributions in support of its educational mission, which includes support for its grantmaking program to educate the public about the wines of Burgundy at Climats et Vins.

Persons interested in making contributions to WEC or participating in our fundraising events should contact John Winthrop, our general counsel, by e-mail to john@wineeducationcouncil.org.

* Wine Education Council, EIN 47-2067201, is a U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity based in Dallas, Texas. Contributions to WEC qualify for a charitable deduction in the United States.. In order to preserve the deductibility of contributions under U.S. law, WEC exercises discretion and control over all its funds, subject to applicable charitable-purpose restrictions.  Prospective donors are encouraged to consult with their personal tax advisors.