UNISG Winter School dedicated to Wine!

How do you build a functioning wine list and wine cellar for a restaurant? How can you maximize the economic and social benefits of wine with clients?

The short course “Wine of the future – future of wine” answers these questions.

A full immersion reserved for Horeca professionals to develop proposals and sales strategies, innovative storytelling and approach to wine, narration of the greatest wine regions but also of the new terroirs which for a few years have been the honor of the world but are still not found in all wine lists.

An in-depth journey, full of useful content to improve daily work, in a crucial location for Italian wine and a company visit of absolute prestige, to the only Piedmontese château: Fontanafredda.


Open for applications

Location: Pollenzo

Start date: 24th – 27th January 2024 (4 days)

Application deadline: 15th January 2024

Language: Italian

Participants: sommeliers, restaurant owners, f&b managers, hospitality sector

Costs: 1.300 (VAT incl.*) – includes all lessons, workshops, tastings, visit, 4 lunches, 1 dinner and transport for the visit. The cost does not include lodging.


Cost: 1.200 (VAT incl.*) – for the first three days, excluding the last day (visit to the winery, wine tasting and lunch).

Early bird: 1.040€ (VAT incl*) for those who complete their application by 31st December 2023 or 960€ for those attending just the first 3 days.

20% discount for UNISG students and alumni, UNISG Partner Companies and Slow Food members

10% discount for you and a friend/colleague if you apply together

N.B discounts are not cumulative.

For further information summerschool@unisg.it



Confirmation Process: 

Once you have sent us your online application, you will receive an email asking you to proceed with the payment of the deposit (180€, VAT incl*). The reception of the deposit will complete the application process and confirm your place in the Summer School.

Waiting List: In case the number of applications exceeds the available places (20 participants per School), candidates will be placed on a waiting list. If places become available, those on the waiting list will be notified.

Final Payment: The second installment (the full cost, minus the deposit) can be paid at any time, but must be wired at least 1 month prior to the start of the course. It is also possible to pay the full fee in one single installment for those who wish to.

Failure to make the full fee by the deadline will result in the loss of their place in favor of a candidate on the waiting list.


Refunds and Cancellations:

Refunds: In case the course does not reach the minimum number of participants (10 participants per School), the deposit (180€, VAT incl) will be refunded to those who have paid it. Please note that the deposit will not be refunded in any other case.

Cancellations: If you have already made the second installment and wish to cancel your participation, you must communicate this intention by email to summerschool@unisg.it at least 1 month before the start of the course. In this case, 50% of the total amount paid will be refunded. After this date, no refunds will be made for cancellations.

Requests: For further questions or clarifications, please contact summerschool@unisg.it.