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|
|Jarrett Buffington||Nel Restaurant||Shaw+Smith|
|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|