Men and women are invited to apply for a new wine mentorship scheme, which is opened for applications last week and closes in five days time on 20 October.

The New Zealand Wine Mentoring Programme was inspired by the highly successful Women in Wine mentoring programme, which launched two years ago.

The new programme will support members by helping to increase their confidence to further develop their careers.

It is open to both genders of all ages who work in the wine industry from sales and marketing to cellar door, management, operations, logistics, laboratory, administration, viticulture, cellar hands and winemakers.

Like the Women in Wine Mentoring Programme , the NZW Mentoring Programme will match one mentee with an experienced mentor from the wine industry within their region.  Ten matches will be made for the pilot programme this year.