Best Sommelier of Australia Stage 2 | Semi Finals were held yesterday in both Sydney and Melbourne. Thank you to the Top 11 Semi Finalists for undertaking a full day of tasting, theory and individual service assessments, and congratulations for completing the tasks to such a high level!

We look forward to the assessments being marked and learning which of our Semi Finalists will move on to the Stage 3 | Finals as our Top 3 Finalists in January 2021. We wish them all the best.

Thank you also to the Sommeliers Australia assessment teams who were joined by Master Sommeliers, Dorian Guillon, Sebastian Crowther and Adrian Filiuta, our competition sponsors and the Stage 2 venues (Establishment and the Builders Arms Hotel) for their support of the Best Sommelier of Australia competition.

The Top 11 Semi Finalists
From NSW Aligned Sponsor
Jarrett Michael Buffington Nel Restaurant Shaw+Smith
Manuel Conti Black Bar & Grill Halliday Wine Companion
Max Gurtler Momofuku Seiōbo Saltram Wines
Paolo Saccone Merivale Voyager Estate
Steve Senturk Bentley Restaurant & Bar /Wine Library Fesq & Co.
Yuki Hirose Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney Samuel Smith & Son
inc. Negociants Australia
From VIC
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