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Join a community of wine professionals and enthusiasts


Professionals at the forefront of all things wine

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, wine and beverage sales, marketing within the sectors of hospitality, wine, wine tourism, wine education, wine marketing and sales and people who share the values of the Association

In 2018, the 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.



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Leadership in Wine #35 - John Szabo MS

John Szabo was the first Canadian to add the “MS” after his name in 2004. John will lead two tastings on volcanic wines at the New Zealand School of Food & Wine’s annual W&F Celebration on 27-28 July 2019.

Leadership in Wine #34 - Stuart Dudley

Stuart is the regional viticulturist for Villa Maria based in Marlborough. He is a strong young leader committed to add value to the wine industry.

Leadership in Wine #33 - Andrea Martinisi

Andrea is the beverage director at The Grove and Baduzzi Restaurants in Auckland. He is considered to be one of the best sommeliers of New Zealand and one of the best in the world.

Volcanic Wine Tasting

Join John Szabo and taste wines from Volcanic Regions

Leadership in Wine #32 - Marek Przyborek

Marek is the Head Sommelier at Skycity Auckland and 2018 New Zealand Sommelier Of The Year.

Leadership in Wine #31 - Kevin Mapson

Kevin is the managing director of Pernod Ricard New Zealand. He has 20+ years of experience in the wine industry.


Upcoming events

WSET Award in Wines

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Sat 13 Jul 2019 (9:00 AM) - Sun 1 Sep 2019 (2:00 PM)

The WSET Level 3 is a class-room based course with 8 sessions over 4 weekends.

Negociants Fine Wine Tour 2019 | Auckland

Mon 22 Jul 20192:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We are very pleased to present at the 2019 Negociants Fine Wine Tour, a selection of highly regarded, award winning wines from New Zealand and Australia.

New Zealand Sommelier of the Year Awards 2019

New Zealand Sommelier of the Year Awards 2019

Sun 28 Jul 201910:00 AM - 10:00 PM

NZ Sommelier of the Year Awards

John Szabo MS

Meet John Szabo MS

Sun 28 Jul 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A unique opportunity to meet John Szabo MS and hear his story and advice on building a career around wine.

Giesen WInes

NZ Somm & Wine Professionals Wine Tasting

Sun 28 Jul 201912:00 PM - 6:30 PM

New Zealand and International Wine Tasting at W&F Celebration

Pegasus Bay Riesling

Riesling Masterclass with Pegasus Bay

Sun 28 Jul 20192:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Join Edward Donaldson for this unique tasting across Pegasus Bay's flagship Riesling wines.


Villa Maria Wines