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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 2020, the New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals was accepted as a full member of the Association of Sommeliers International (ASI)



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Andrea's CMS Challenge

Andrea Martinisi travelled to London to sit the Master Sommelier Exams

Join us for Christmas Cheer

Monday 4 December, 4-6pm We will taste the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers Association Annual Vintage Selection + Wines from Method Marlborough.

CMS Court of Master Sommeliers Certification, Auckland

After 3 hectic days, Master Sommeliers Franck Moreau and Cameron Douglas award certificates in Auckland.

Partner Pop-up at NZ Somm 2023

Many thanks to our partners for sharing a selection of their wines at NZ Somm 2023

At the Awards Dinner

NZ Sommelier Awards Dinner prepared by Des Harris and students from NZ School of Food & Wine.

Precision Pouring at NZ Sommelier of Year 2023

How to pour 9 glasses of Method Traditional in 4 minutes?


Upcoming events

ASI Diploma Examination for Sommeliers (English)

  • 4 Mar 2024
  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ASI holds this international examination once each year and enables New Zealand candidates to achieve this accreditation. Registrations close 14 December 2023.