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Saturday, 21 October 2023 # 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT

 ** Seats are limited. Bookings extended until 4pm, Monday 16 October **

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

Who. Will. Reign?


The Sommeliers Australia “Warriors of Wine” Sommeliers Long Lunch is back for 2023, with the title of “Warrior of Wine” being bestowed by those in the dining arena on Saturday 21 October at Epocha.

This year the battlelines have been drawn by three of Melbourne’s most talented, up-and-coming sommeliers:

Jacob Payseno, City Wine Shop/The European
Janan Shareef, Society
Victoria Pun, The Recreation

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

Accompanying the three course ‘battle rounds’ will be an aperitif on arrival, plus a glass of something delicious to enjoy with cheese. In total 11 wines will be served.

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

Not only is this a fantastic opportunity to see three of Melbourne’s sommeliers put through their paces, but the lunch will also include a fundraising raffle and auction. This year funds raised will go towards facilitating the Sommeliers Australia Best Sommelier of Australia competition in 2024.

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





Sommeliers Australia Members – $125 + booking fee
[Available for purchase until RSVP end date, 4pm Monday 16 October]

  • 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 EARLY BIRD – $140 + booking fee
[Early Bird tickets available only until 17 September]

Non-Members – $155 + booking fee
[Available from 18 September until RSVP end date, 4pm Monday 16 October]


Bookings are essential and will be taken until 4pm Monday 16 October, unless booked out prior.

CLICK HERE to book your tickets via Humanitix.




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

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

Menu – The set menu comprises canapes, 3 courses and cheese. Please ensure dietary requirements are made known at the time of booking.


Saturday, 21 October 2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
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49 Rathdowne Street
Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia
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