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.
|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
|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|