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Saturday, 15 October 2022 # 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

 * Postponed until February 2023 *


3 sommeliers + 3 NSW wines + 3 matched courses
= one “Warrior” to rule them all!

Who. Will. Reign?

Sommeliers Australia’s “Warriors of Wine” Sommeliers Long Lunch is back in New South Wales on Saturday 15 October… and this year the event is headed to the Hunter Valley with the support of NSW Wine!​​​​​​​​

This year the “Warrior of Wine” title holder will be decided on by those in the dining arena, on Saturday 15 October at the Margan Estate Barrel Room.

For the 2022 showdown it’s Region versus Region, with the battlelines being drawn by three of NSW’s most talented sommeliers, who will showcase wines from their ‘home’ region:

Gabby Fury (Grafted Wines) representing northern NSW & surrounds​​​​​​​​

David Collins (Charred Kitchen & Bar, Orange) representing western NSW & surrounds​​​​​​​​

Lucas Woods (Aubergine, Canberra) representing southern NSW, Canberra & districts, & surrounds​​​​​​​​

The challenge will be for each “Warrior” to each present three NSW wines to match three courses prepared by the talented team at Margan Estate.

Accompanying the three course ‘battle rounds’ will be an aperitif on arrival, plus a glass of something delicious to match a cheese course from our friends at Calendar Cheese. In total 11 wines will be served.

The winner will be determined by the gathered wine and food lovers of New South Wales, who will cast votes for their favourite wine matches.

Not only is this a fantastic opportunity to see three of the state’s best sommeliers put through their paces, but the lunch will also include a fundraising raffle and silent auction. This year funds raised will go towards supporting Sommeliers Australia’s two candidates who will compete at the ASI Best Sommelier of Asia & Oceania competition in November 2022.

So book a ticket, or for a group, and watch our three “Warriors” in action as they present their best wine match.





⇒ Sommeliers Australia Members – $145 + booking fee
[Available for purchase until RSVP end date, Monday 10 October]

  • NEW PROCESS: To access the Members priced ticket, Sommeliers Australia Members login at sommeliers.com.au, click the ‘View Available Coupons’ button on the dashboard for their UNIQUE ACCESS CODE. Then proceed to Humanitix and apply the access code on the ticket page to ‘Access hidden tickets’.

⇒ Non-Members – $160 + booking fee
[Available from 13 September until RSVP end date, 10 October]


Bookings are essential and will be taken until 4pm, Monday 10 October, unless booked out prior.

CLICK HERE to book your tickets via Humanitix.



Timing – Doors will open from 1pm for aperitifs, sitting down at 1.30pm for lunch. Proceedings will conclude around 4.30pm.

Seating – Seating will be on long shared tables; guests can select where they sit.

Menu – Set three course menu, plus cheese course. Please ensure dietary requirements are made known at the time of booking.



Sommeliers Australia would like to thank NSW Wine, Calendar Cheese and Margan Estate for generously supporting this event.



Saturday, 15 October 2022
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
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Margan Estate (Barrel Room)
1238 Milbrodale Road
Broke, NSW 2330 Australia
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