"In wine and in football, if you want longevity, you must work hard. If you want to make a great wine that can stand the test of time, then you must put the time and work into it.” - Charles Woodson
Longevity is something Charles Woodson knows better than most. From decades of football, to crafting wines that stand up to the test of time, Charles knows the importance of focusing on the present and the future.
That’s why we are proud to be supporting the next generation of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) who are interested in pursuing a career in the wine industry through the Charles Woodson & O’Neill Family Wine Scholarships. These will provide full funding to students aiming to study viticulture, enology, or wine business at two of the top university wine programs in California through California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) and Sonoma State University (SSU).
“I cannot think of a better way to support the next generation of young BIPOC wine professionals than with scholarships at the top universities in the heart of America’s wine country. I look forward to getting to know future recipients of the Charles Woodson & O’Neill Family Wine Scholarships,”
- Charles Woodson
Alongside this initiative, Intercept Wines is a proud member of the non-profit Association of African American Vintners. Learn more about their great work here.
From left to right: Myles Adams (Viticulture student at Cal Poly), Jeff O’Neill (partner, Intercept Wines), Simonne Trabue (Cal Poly, scholarship initiative leader), Justin Trabue (Cal Poly Viticulture Alumna, scholarship initiative leader), Charles Woodson (partner, Intercept Wines).
Photo by Christina Schmidhofer.