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Sunday, 23 June 2019 # 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST

Join us for our inaugural Sommeliers Long Lunch event in Sydney…


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

Who. Will. Reign?


For the first time ever, the Sommeliers Australia “Warriors of Wine” Sommeliers Long Lunch will be held in Sydney, on Sunday 23 June at One Penny Red.

For this inaugural showdown, the battlelines have been drawn by 3 of Sydney’s best up and coming sommeliers:

  Bridget Raffal, Sixpenny

Bryce Faiella, ARIA

Mirko Scanu, One Penny Red


The challenge will be for each “Warrior” to each present three wines to match three dishes prepared by the talented team at One Penny Red. But, our Warriors have chosen to up the ante by each selecting their three wine matches from their choice of Australian producer…

1 Warrior + 1 Winery = 3 great wine matches

Or does it!?

You decide.

Accompanying the 3 course ‘battle round’ will be an aperitif and canapes on arrival, and cheese with a glass of something delicious to finish selected by Matt Dunne. In total 10 wines will be served.

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

Not only is this a fantastic opportunity to see three of Sydney’s best young sommeliers put through their paces, but the lunch will also include a fundraising raffle and auction, with funds going towards supporting the Sommeliers Australia Education Scholarship to be held in August 2019.

Offered every three years, the Education Scholarship is often touted as being the Len Evan’s Scholarship for young sommeliers, giving them access to some of the best international wines and the knowledge and experience of Australia’s best sommeliers and industry experts.

So book a ticket, or for a group, and watch our 3 “Warriors” in action as they present their best wine match. Seats for this event are VERY limited, so book quickly!




Sommeliers Australia Member Only individual seat – $120 + booking fee
(Available only to current Sommeliers Australia members)

Individual seat – $140 + booking fee
(Available for Non-Members & Member’s guests)

Cost per person includes canapes, three courses, cheese course + 10 wines.

One Penny Red are handling all bookings via their website, please

Click here for Member Only ticket purchases

Click here for Individual seat ticket purchases

Each ticket type will be processed separately. If you are booking for two or more, across two ticket types, please annotate on the booking the name of the other guest(s) you have booked for.

PLEASE NOTE: Bookings are essential, and will be taken until Sunday 16 June, unless booked out prior.


Doors will open at 12pm for aperitifs, sitting down at 12.30pm for lunch. Proceedings will conclude around 4pm.



Sommeliers Australia would like to thank One Penny Red for generously supporting this event.


Sunday, 23 June 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
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One Penny Red
2 Moonbie Street
Summer Hill, NSW 2130 Australia
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