*Somewhat Sommit in Perth has been postponed *

New Zealand Winegrowers is delighted to continue the partnership with Sommeliers Australia to present The Somewhat Sommit 2023 and The Altogether Unique Tasting in Sydney and Perth.

Based on New Zealand Winegrowers’ original Sommit format, Somewhat Sommit is a half day tasting and learning incursion, hosted by Cameron Douglas MS and Stephen Wong MW, and will be held in Sydney and Perth in September following successful events in Melbourne and Brisbane in June.

Cameron and Stephen will present wines and lead discussions into the nuances, intricacies and future direction of New Zealand wine, providing sommeliers and wine professionals with an opportunity to experience the diversity of New Zealand wine.

The Chardonnay flight will be a highlight of the tasting, along with smaller planted varieties and new wave New Zealand wines.

Applications for the Somewhat Sommit to be held in Sydney and Perth are now open, presenting an opportunity for a limited number of sommeliers and wine professionals to participate in this uniquely New Zealand Wine experience.  We invite you to apply now.

Somewhat Sommit participants will take part in a half day tasting and tutorial including lunch. The Altogether Unique Tasting of New Zealand wine will follow in the afternoon, 2pm – 5pm and will be open to trade and media.

The Somewhat Sommit is open to Sommeliers Australia Professional members with a minimum WSET Level 3 or equivalent industry experience.

Applications close on Tuesday 5 September 2023. A selection committee from New Zealand Winegrowers and Sommeliers Australia will review all applications. Successful applicants will be advised by Friday 8 September.


Somewhat Sommit 2023

  • Sydney: Monday 25 September, 9.30am-2.30pm, Botswana Butchery
  • Perth: Tuesday 26 September, 9.30am-2.30pm, Mayfair Lane


Applications close Tuesday 5 September.

Applicants from interstate are welcome to apply for either Somewhat Sommit session, with travel, accommodation and personal expenses at their own cost.


CLICK HERE to apply for Somewhat Sommit



Following the Somewhat Sommit in each city, New Zealand Winegrowers will host the Altogether Unique Tasting of New Zealand wine from 2pm – 5pm.

Attendance is open to all trade and media, however registration is required.


Altogether Unique Tasting

  • Sydney: Monday 25 September, 2-5pm, Botswana Butchery
  • Perth: Tuesday 26 September, 2-5pm, Mayfair Lane


Registration closes Thursday 21 September.
The Altogether Unique Tasting is open to all trade and media to attend free of charge.


CLICK HERE to register for the Altogether Unique Tasting


For more information about The Somewhat Sommit or the Altogether Unique Tasting, please contact Catherine Wansink [email protected]