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Sommelier and Wine Professionals Awards 2019

First picture: Dion Wai of Auckland’s Baduzzi Restaurant and winner of the New Zealand Sommelier of the Year Award 2019.

Second picture: Nikki Weir, from Sid at The French Café and winner of the New Zealand Junior Sommelier of the Year Award 2019.

Third picture: Victoria (Tori) Haysom, from Dhall and Nash Wines and winner of the New Zealand Young Wine Professional of the Year Award 2019

Sommelier Awards 2018

First picture: Marek Przyborek of SKYCITY Huami Restaurant, Auckland and winner of the New Zealand Sommelier of the Year Award 2018.

Second picture: Bethany Jeffries of Bistronomy Restaurant, Napier and winner of the New Zealand Junior Sommelier of the Year Award 2018.

Sommelier Awards 2017

First picture: Stephanie Guth of The French Café, Auckland and winner of the New Zealand Sommelier of the Year Award 2017.

Second picture: Amelia French of The George Hotel, Christchurch and winner of the New Zealand Junior Sommelier of the Year Award 2017.

Sommelier Awards 2016

From left to right: NZ Junior Sommelier of the Year winner Richard King from The Hilton Queenstown, NZ Sommelier of the Year winner Dion Wai from The Grove Restaurants & Baduzzi, Auckland.

Sommelier Awards 2015

From left to right: NZ Junior Sommelier of the Year winner Jared Svedlund from The French Café, Auckland, NZ Sommelier of the Year winner Maciej Zimny from The Hippopotamus Restaurant, Wellington, Tessa Bird-Ritchie winner of Young Wine Professional (Account Manager at Delegat Wines in Auckland).

Sommelier Awards 2014 

From left to right: NZ Junior Sommelier of the Year winner Oliver Carr (student at Lincoln University and former manager of Shed 5, Wellington), Alexis Robin winner of Young Wine Professional (Cellar door Mt Difficulty, Central Otago), NZ Sommelier of the Year winner Andy Gladding from The French Café, Auckland.

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