Earlier this month the Best Sommelier of Australia 2020 Top 12 Semi Finalists were announced. Sadly, since then Cyril Thevenet (ACT) has withdrawn from the competition.
Cyril and his wife will be returning to their native France in the coming months, and we wish them all the best.
The Stage 1 | Entrance Exam results saw Manuel Conti placed at No. 13, and he will replace Cyril in the Top 12. Congratulations, Manuel – sometimes 13 can be a lucky number!
|From NSW||Aligned Sponsor|
|Jarrett Buffington||Nel Restaurant||Shaw+Smith|
|Manuel Conti||Black Bar & Grill||Halliday Wine Companion|
|Max Gurtler||Momofuku Seiōbo||Saltram Wines|
|Paolo Saccone||Merivale||Voyager Estate|
|Steve Senturk||Bentley Restaurant & Bar
|Fesq & Co.|
|Toru Takamatsu MS||Merivale||Jackson Family Wines|
|Yuki Hirose||Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney||Samuel Smith & Son
inc. Negociants Australia
|Carlos Simoes MS||Vue de monde||Handpicked Wines|
|Chris Ryan||Cumulus Inc.||Torbreck|
|Justin Biskup||Jackalope Hotels||Wine Australia|
|Loic Avril||Lucas Group||Accolade Wines|
|Pierre-Marie Caillaud||Rosetta Ristorante||Riedel|