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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 #24 - Janiene Bayliss

Janiene is a very successful leader who owns and operates Ata Mara Vineyard in Central Otago. She has 20 years of experience in the wine industry.

Leadership in Wine #23 - Ben Longhurst

Ben is the National On-Premise Brand Ambassador for EuroVintage. In 2016 and 2014 he was awarded Outstanding Sales Representative at the Lewisham Awards.

Leadership in Wine #22 - Joe Wang

Joe is the managing director and co-founder of The Wine Cave, a fine wine and spirits retail store based in Auckland. He is a certified Sommelier with 20+ years of experience in the wine industry.

Leadership in Wine #21 - Murray Cook

Murray is a talented, young winemaker who works for Dog Point Vineyard in Marlborough. He is a future leader of the New Zealand wine industry.

Leadership in Wine #20 - Pete Bartle

Pete has established himself as one of Central Otago’s most successful and respected winemakers with his no nonsense, passionate approach to winemaking.

Leadership in Wine #19 - Candice Chow

Candice is a successful Group Beverage Manager for the chain’s Rata, Madam Woo and Hawker & Roll restaurants (part of 'Go To Collection Ltd' group). She is based in Queenstown and has over 15 years of experience in Hospitality as a Sommelier.


Upcoming events

Wines of Chile Masterclass

Wines of Chile Masterclass

Mon 27 May 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Dusan Bradanovich has prepared a unique masterclass based on wines sourced directly from his contacts in Chile.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

Mon 17 Jun 2019 (9:00 AM) - Fri 28 Jun 2019 (2:30 PM)

This intensive two week course explores the wines & spirits of the world.

Blind Tasting Tutorial with Marek

Blind Tasting Tutorial with Marek

Mon 17 Jun 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Build your blind tasting skills with our tutorial lead by Marek Przyborek, NZ Sommelier of Year 2018

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


Villa Maria Wines