With the 2019 Scholarship presentation to take place in two weeks’ time on Sunday, February 24th, the Foundation committee today announced that the current round of scholarships would see total support for talented Hunter based individuals working and studying in the wine, food and hospitality industries top $50,000 before the end of the current year!
Scholarships are awarded annually in conjunction with the Hunter TAFE and also via direct applications to the Trevor Drayton committee, with four recipients to be presented at this year’s event.
Foundation spokesperson, Peter Drayton, said that what had started out with a small group of friends wishing to create an award to honour the memory of his brother and their friend, talented winemaker Trevor, was now an important initiative in fostering local talent in the wine and hospitality industries.
“This year we will allocate $20,000 in support funding, an amount that will be further enhanced with direct assistance for the awardees from key people in the industry.”
A new scholarship has also been included this year, with the Foundation committing to sponsoring one of the 12 scholars hand-picked from across Australia each year and given the unique opportunity to enhance their wine education in the prestigious Len Evans Tutorial. RauriDonkin from First Creek Winery was announced in late 2018 as the first recipient.”
The Scholarship presentation luncheon is always eagerly anticipated and as in previous years, has been planned as a casual affair, with guests invited to roam the bar, courtyard and dining rooms of Carrington Place while enjoying live music and a selection of fine Hunter wines and boutique beers, all matched with dishes prepared by Carrington Place owner and chef, Scott Webster and his talented kitchen team. Some of the region’s best-known vineyards are again supporting the day and include Peter Drayton Wines, Draytons Family Winery, First Creek Wines and Hart & Hunter Wines.
Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on a small number of exclusive auction items including travel, accommodation, dining and hand-picked collectable wine packages.
Carrington Place owner, Scott Webster, said the day has always been a sell-out and encouraged people to purchase their tickets early, as the guest list is limited to less than 200 and many of the tickets are snapped up on a year to year basis by regular attendees.
Where: Carrington Place Restaurant & Bar, Young St. Carrington
Date:Sunday, February 24th, 2019
Time:1.00pm to 5.00pm
Cost:$75 per head
Includes:Wine and matching finger food, craft beer and live music
Tickets:AVAILABLE NOW – from Carrington PlacePhone: (02) 4961 1116
Media Enquiries: Paul Tynan0412574580
Trevor Drayton Scholarship Fund
132 Young St Carrington NSW 2294 PH: 0249 611 116 Fax: 0249 610 070