Grape Witches Grant

2024 Edition


For 2024, we’re changing up our Grant programming & offering a chance for an Ontario based BIPOC wine professional to travel with us to the exceptional Anything But Vinifera Wine Summit in Brookyln in July.

The winner will receive private mentorship from the GW team and an all expense paid trip to New York to attend the ABV summit in a GW delegation.

We’ll open up applications in April, interview & select our winner in May and attend the conference with our recipient in July.

We can’t wait to grow our community & share this transformational experience with someone great!

Submission Instructions

Applications Open: April 1st, 2024
Applications Close: April 31st, 2024

We welcome submissions in written, audio and visual formats, or any combination of these. Please keep audio or visual files to under 5-7 minutes in length.

Please include ‘GW Grant Application’ in the subject line, as well as your first and last name in the file name of any included attachments. Send your application as an email attachment to with any large files attached via Google Drive – remember to check your sharing permissions!

Applicants must be residents of Ontario and 19+

What to Include In Your Application

We are looking for clear, concise, inspired and informed submissions. What makes you a great applicant?

Introduction & Background:
Tell us about yourself! A brief and succinct bio with some background on your journey. Include your name, email, phone number, and social media handles if you'd like.

Why ABV?: What do you know about ABV, and why are you interested in attending the summit? What does ‘Anything but Vinifera’ mean to you? What is your main goal you hope to achieve from attending the ABV summit? What impact would it have on your life and your career?

Mentorship Goal: Why would you like to have mentorship from the GW team? What do you hope to gain from this mentorship? Have you had any mentorships in the past? If so, tell us what worked, anything that didn't & what you’re hoping to most learn with us.

Future Plans: After the summit, what are your hopes for the future of your career and life? How do you plan to activate what you’ve learned at the summit into your daily life and career? In one, three and five years where do you see yourself?

Rubric For Assessment

Applications will be anonymously considered by a past recipient of the GW Grant and members of the GW team.

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Intro & Background - 20%

ABV & Mentorship Goals - 40%

Future Plans - 20%

Ability to Express Intent - 20%

Post Submission Process

Once applications close on April 31st, we begin our review process and will reach out to selected recipients to be interviewed by May 1st.

Interviews will take place the first few weeks of May with a winner selected and notified by June 1st.

The winner may be featured on the GW instagram, but it’s your choice how heavily you’d like to be included on associated trip photos and videos.

Updates and reminders will be posted on our Instagram page so stay tuned!

Want to Donate?

Want to help us raise money for our Grant? Out of province or country, but would like to help out? This option is for you, you kind soul!

A straight donation with 100% of funds allocated to our grant. Link to Donate Here

Please note that we are required to charge HST on all sales as we are not a registered charity - yet!