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



Explore our blog

Jim Mora RNZ interviews Celia Hay

Jim Mora of Radio New Zealand interviews Celia Hay about the NZ National Wine Tasting Competition and NZ Sommelier of the Year.

Wine Tasting Room

Some of the photos from our wine tasting room from Sunday, 1 August hosted in the Viaduct.

Precision Pouring at the Sommelier of the year awards

Precision pouring challenge for the NZ Sommelier of the year competition.

Team - Canterbury wins the National Wine Tasting Competition 2021

The National final of the Wine tasting competition around the country.

Andrea Martinisi - New Zealand Sommelier of the Year 2021

Andrea Martinisi wins NZ Sommelier of the Year 2021

National Wine Tasting Competition - 2021

New Zealand Wine Tasting Competition around the country


Upcoming events

ASI Certificate 1 Exam

ASI Certificate 1 Exam

10 Dec 202114:00 - 16:00

On December 10, sommeliers will sit the ASI Certificate 1 Examination.


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