Sarah Atkinson, Owner + Sommelier at Le Rebelle and Bar Rogue (WA Committee)
|I became a Committee member to:
try and help bring a little love to the west. Being so far away from the eastern states we tend to miss out on some of the bigger events so just hoping to gain a little more traction over here. We have so many talented and professional industry people over here!
|My background is:
I am from Canada originally and have been in Perth for over 10 years now. My wine journey started in Australia when I realised I knew next to nothing about wine compared to my colleagues. I made it a mission to learn and study as much as I could and attained CMS Cert and WSET 3 certifications. My studies have been paused for a little while as owning and running a restaurant is a little time consuming, but I plan to hit the books again soon.
|One thing people may not know about me is…
I used to work in journalism/broadcasting but gave it up because working at a restaurant was way more fun!
|The motto I live by is:
Keep pushing! I always try to keep learning and try to be better than yesterday.
|My greatest indulgence is:
A glass of champagne at the end of service (and maybe a sneaky oyster too if chef’s not looking)
|What I enjoy most about being a part of the wine industry is …
The people! I love meeting winemakers and growers and getting their unique perspective on things and making people happy with a good bottle always makes my day.