This award recognises excellence in New Zealand wine knowledge for outstanding candidates working in any hospitality business. We encourage entries from candidates who wish to develop their wine skills and progress to more senior positions in their chosen field.
9.30 - 11.00am | Written Exam and Blind Tasting
Includes multi-choice and short answer
Blind tasting of 2 New Zealand Wines
11am Meet John Szabo MS
1.30pm | Three Finalist will be announced
1.30pm Service and selling techniques:
Convenor of Judges: Marek Przyborek CMS Advanced, Head Sommelier Sky City, Winner NZ Sommelier of the Year 2018
Guest Judge: John Szabo MS
12-6.30pm NZ Sommeliers and Wine Professionals Wine Tasting and Masterclasses
6pm AGM of New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals
7pm Awards Dinner at NZ School of Food and Wine
Terms & Conditions
Prize: A two day trip to visit the vineyards of the North Canterbury Wine Region before 30 November 2019.
Return airfares and accommodation for the winner and a friend sponsored by Black Estate, Greystone and Pegasus Bay, leading Vineyards of the North Canterbury Wine Region.
The prize includes a winery tour, dinner and private tutored tasting with Dom Maxwell of Greystone and New Zealand Winemaker of the Year. Two night's accommodation at Black Estate's B & B on the Home vineyard and lunch for two at the Black Estate Restaurant.
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Bethany Jeffries wins New Zealand Junior Sommelier of the Year, 2018
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