New Zealand Sommeliers & Wine Professionals Association
The New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals Association (NZSWP) was officially launched on March 7, 2016. NZSWP is registered an incorporated society and is not for profit. 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.
Founding committee members of the New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals Association (NZSWP) - Cameron Douglas MS (patron), Celia Hay (chair), Karen Fistonich,, Mathew Judd (Hawkes Bay) Michael Darby (Canterbury) and Claudio Heye (Central Otago).
With this association in place, we will be able to join Association of Sommeliers International (ASI) which has a membership of 52 countries.
New Zealand Sommeliers & Wine Professionals Association Membership - 12 months: NZD$75.00, click here to sign up through our online registration platform.
You can also download the registration form here, and email it back to us or post it to PO Box 106750, Auckland 1143.
There are two types of individual membership, Professional Member and Enthusiast Member.
To create a community of people from around New Zealand working with wine and beverages within the sectors of hospitality, wine, wine and beverage education. Professional Members will be encouraged to participate and assist in tastings, events and education programmes run by NZSWP. One vote per member.
The Association recognises the willingness of people from outside the industry to support the Association and its objectives. No voting rights.
Celia Hay, Chair, New Zealand Sommeliers & Wine Professionals Association