Doug Wisor


We invite inquiries from those corporations, foundations and individuals who would like to support the Education Exchange program to promote educational relations between America and New Zealand through a fully tax deductible contribution.

For further information please contact Lucy Harel, Regional Manager - California, or (818) 605-1477.


The first fundraising event for this scholarship was held on Wednesday February 16th, 2005 at St. Francis Winery, 100 Pytham Road, Santa Rosa, California. The evening was a tribute to Craggy Range winemaker Doug Wisor and a celebration of his wines. All proceeds went to the Douglas Wisor Memorial Scholarship Fund.

A young American winemaker will have the opportunity to train in New Zealand thanks to the success of the fundraising event. Over $30,000 was raised by 80-plus guests, friends, family, and members of the Napa and Sonoma wine community who had worked with Doug Wisor.

The highlight of the silent auction was a three-liter bottle of Littorai Wines One Acre Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 1998, of which only five were produced when Doug was assistant winemaker, and an Andy Katz photograph of the Doubtful Sound. In addition, participants bid on three magnums of Doug Wisor Special Selection Pinot Noir and a trip for two to Hawkes Bay, New Zealand during a spirited live auction. In total, the highly successful evening yielded $8,000 in ticket sales, over $10,000 from the live auction and $12,000-plus from the silent auction.