The Sommeliers Australia Education Sub-Committee and our Education Scholarship Partners are pleased to announce the 12 Scholars selected to attend the 2019 Sommeliers Australia Education Scholarship.

The Education Scholarship was created to ensure that the next generation of sommeliers receive the training and support required to successfully advance in the profession.

The 2019 Education Scholarship received close to 40 applications from sommeliers across the country. The majority of applications received were from candidates not currently in senior sommelier positions, looking to extend their wine knowledge outside the realms of what they are exposed to on a daily basis.

After a lengthy review and assessment process, 12 Scholars were successfully identified and aligned with a Scholarship Partner.

Our congratulations go to:

From NSW Supporting Partner
Bridget Raffal Sixpenny Restaurant Fesq & Company
Christian Blair Annata Australia’s First Families of Wine
Mark Law Aria De Bortoli
Michela Lubbers Merivale St Hugo
Mirko Scanu One Penny Red Jackson Family Wines
From SA
Marcell Kustos Penfolds Magill Estate
From TAS
Stan Zheng Frogmore Creek Australia’s First Families of Wine
From VIC
Alexander Gribble Attica Torbreck
Ellie Ash The Recreation Bistro
& Bottleshop
Jackson Family Wines
Hannah Day Rosetta Ristorante Australian Women in Wine
Penelope Vine Cutler & Co. Halliday Wine Companion
Pierre-Marie Caillaud Rockpool Bar & Grill Melbourne St Hugo