New Zealand Sommeliers & Wine Professionals Association (NZSWP)
Our organisation is a not for profit incorporated society and its primary goal is to create a community of people from around New Zealand working with wine, beverages (alcoholic and non alcoholic), wine and beverage sales, wine and beverage marketing within the sectors of hospitality, wine, wine tourism, wine education, wine marketing and sales; to create a community of wine and beverage enthusiasts and people who share the values of the Association
In 2018, New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals was accepted as an Observer member of the Association of Sommeliers International (ASI). It will become a full member in 2020.
2018 Competitions will be held on August 19, 2018.
New Zealand Wine Professional Awards 2017
Stephanie Guth wins New Zealand Sommelier of the Year
Amelia French New Zealand Junior Sommelier of the Year 2017
New Zealand Wine Professional Awards 2016
Dion Wai wins New Zealand Sommelier of the Year
L-R Head Judge Cameron Douglas MS, Dion Wai, Andy Reid from EuroVintage representing Champagne Louis Rodederer, Celia Hay, chair NZ Sommeliers and Wine Professionals and sponsor of New Zealand Sommelier of the Year.
Richard King wins New Zealand Junior Sommelier of the Year with sponsor Andy Wilkinson from Misha's Vineyard, Central Otago.
Photos from 2016 Competitions
NZ Sommelier Competitors Cashias Gumbo from The George, Christchurch and Piers Haszard of Botswana Butchery with Vanessa, GM of Good Group.