The Sommeliers Australia National Executive Committee and Education Sub-Committee are pleased to finally announce that the Best Sommelier of Australia 2020 Stage 2 | Semi Final round will take place on Monday 16 November.

With the Top 12 semi finalists based in either NSW (7 candidates) or Victoria (5 candidates), the full-day Stage 2 assessment will held in both Sydney and Melbourne on the same day, providing all candidates a fair and equal opportunity to perform at their best.

No doubt all Top 12 candidates have been studying hard over the past few months, and we wish them all the very best for Stage 2!


From NSW Aligned Sponsor
Jarrett 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.
Toru Takamatsu MS Merivale Jackson Family Wines
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