The Sommeliers Australia Education Sub-Committee and our Best Sommelier of Australia 2020 Sponsors are delighted to announce the Top 12 Semi Finalists who will take part in the competition’s Stage 2 | Semi Final assessment round.

The Stage 1 | Entrance Exam was set at a gruelling international competition level. Only the best 12 candidates, who accrued the highest results in the exam, have been accepted to go through to the Semi Final round.

Each of the Top 12 Semi Finalists have been aligned with a Sponsor, who has generously undertaken to support their candidate through Stage 2 and hopefully Stage 3 of the competition.

Our congratulations go to:

From ACT Aligned Sponsor
Cyril Thevenet Aubergine Halliday Wine Companion
From NSW
Jarrett Buffington Nel Restaurant Shaw+Smith
Max Gurtler Momofuku Seiōbo Saltram Wines
Paolo Saccone Merivale Voyager Estate
Steve Senturk Bentley Restaurant & Bar
/Wine Library
Fesq & Co.
Toru Takamatsu MS Merivale Jackson Family Wines
Yuki Hirose Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney Samuel Smith & Son
inc. Negociants Australia
From VIC
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