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 

NZ Sommelier of Year 2017 with Committee low2 Amelia French New Zealand Junior Sommelier of the Year 2017

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New Zealand Wine Professional Awards 2016

Dion Wai wins  New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 

2016 Cam Andy R Dion Celia

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.

2016 Junior Somm with Andy Wilkinson

 Richard King wins New Zealand Junior Sommelier of the Year with sponsor Andy Wilkinson from Misha's Vineyard, Central Otago.

Photos from 2016 Competitions 

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 NZ Sommelier Competitors Cashias Gumbo from The George, Christchurch and Piers Haszard of Botswana Butchery with Vanessa, GM of Good Group.

 

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