Who are Sommeliers Australia?

We are a not for profit hospitality industry organisation that began life in the early 1990’s in Victoria and New South Wales as separate associations. In August 2007, the two associations merged to form Sommeliers Australia, and in 2009 State Chapters in Queensland and Western Australia formed with other States forming shortly afterwards.

Sommeliers Australia has a growing membership comprised of:

  • Hospitality, wine and beverage professional (from the most experienced and recognised to the highly motivated newcomers to the industry)
  • Wine journalists
  • Hospitality industry suppliers
  • Winery personnel
  • Distributors
  • Interested and motivated consumers.

Membership of Sommeliers Australia is via an annual fee, with a good proportion of subscriptions paid for by members’ employers, emphasising the strength of the Sommeliers Australia’s reputation and standing in the industry.