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 (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
In 2018, 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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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.
Bob Campbell ONZM MW was the second New Zealander to hold the Master of Wine qualification. He founded The Wine Gallery, an Auckland based wine school, in 1990 and is widely regarded as the New Zealand’s foremost wine educator.
Misha is one of the best ambassadors of New Zealand wines. Her beautiful smile and positive energy are contagious. With her husband, she owns and operates a 57ha vineyard in Central Otago called 'Misha's Vineyard'.
Therese is an iconic woman in the Wine industry of New Zealand. Her warm personality and deep knowledge about Wine make Therese a great mentor for many young wine professionals.
Erica is the founder and driving force behind 'Loveblock Wine'. Originally from South Africa, she is an industry legend, founder of one of New Zealand’s biggest export brands 'Kim Crawford Wine'.
Jing became the youngest female – and first Chinese female entrepreneur – to win the top award at the UK-based International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), the world wine industry’s equivalent to the Oscars.
Mon 13 May 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM
New Zealand School of Food and Wine, 104 Customs Street West, Viaduct, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Dusan Bradanovich had prepared a unique masterclass based on wines sourced directly from his contacts in Chile.
Mon 17 Jun 2019 (9:00 AM) - Fri 28 Jun 2019 (2:30 PM)
New Zealand School of Food & Wine, Level 3, 104 Customs Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland, Auckland, 1050, New Zealand
This intensive two week course explores the wines & spirits of the world.
Sun 28 Jul 201910:00 AM - 10:00 PM
NZ Sommelier of the Year Awards
Sun 28 Jul 20196:00 PM - 7:00 PM
New Zealand School of Food and Wine, 104 Customs Street West, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals will be held on Sunday 28 July at 6pm. Location: New Zealand School of Food and Wine
Sat 5 Oct 2019 (9:00 AM) - Tue 8 Oct 2019 (11:00 PM)
Reims, Champagne, France
The General Assembly of ASI Association of Sommeliers International will be held in Reims, France. October 5 - 8 2019