La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Australia invites young Australian-based sommeliers to compete in the 2020 International Junior Sommeliers Competition.

In 2007 the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs inaugurated the annual “International Jeunes Sommeliers Competition” to offer young sommeliers the opportunity to present their skills and “savoir faire” under highly competitive, intense and grueling testing conditions.

For the 2020 Competition onwards the new “International Junior Sommeliers Competition” has the goal of developing the expertise of young wine and spirit professionals with a special emphasis placed on service skills.

The focus of the relaunched Competition is young people who are still developing their sommelier skills (e.g. at the level of Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers) and for whom participating in an international competition would bring great benefit, both from an educational point of view as well as one of broadening their experience.


Key Dates
  • Tuesday 20 April – regional exams around the country
  • Monday 15 June – National Finals in Sydney at the InterContinental Sydney, Double Bay
  • 1-5 September International Finals. Lyon.

Australia has been highly successful within the International Competition in recent years winning a medal every year for the past 8 years, testimony to the amazing talent here.  In 2019, Andres Aragon received a Bronze Medal in Seoul, South Korea. Congratulations Andres!

This year the prize for the Australian National Winner will be $3,000. The National winner will also receive an all expenses paid trip to Lyon for the International Finals. The International Winner will receive a prize of 2,500€ with the Runner-up and Third Place receiving 1500€ and 500€ respectively.


The Junior Sommeliers Competition is open to any individual who:

  • Is sponsored by an active Professional member of la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.
  • Has an interest in the wine and crafted beverage industry and who must file an application with the designated person in the participating country.
  • Is at least 21 (twenty-one) years of age and will not be older than 27 (twenty seven) on the advertised start date of the International Final in the year in which he/she is participating.

Further Information

For further information contact John Studdert Echanson d’Australie La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Junior Sommeliers Competition Chairman of the Jury for Australia on or visit the websites below:Australian Competition Website: Chaine Competition International Website: