Held every three years, the Sommeliers Australia Best Sommelier of Australia competition will once again take place in 2020.

The Best Sommelier of Australia competition is an endeavour to highlight the exceptional service and knowledge standards achieved by the professional sommelier community working within Australia.

Conducted by the Sommeliers Australia Education Committee, the competition rigorously tests individual performances in areas of service, tasting and knowledge that are required at the highest echelons of the profession.

In 2020, the competition winner will not only take home the title of Best Sommelier of Australia, but they will represent Australia (with a home ground advantage) in the ASI Best Sommelier of Asia Oceania 2021 competition, hosted for the first time in Australia!

Open to all Sommeliers Australia Professional members, who are working as sommeliers, the Best Sommelier of Australia competition will be held in mid-2020, so start preparing!

Further details about the competition and application criteria will be made available in early 2020.


2017 Best Sommelier of Australia finalists (l-r) Toru Takamatsu (2nd runner up), Mattia Cianca (winner), Loic Avril (runner up).