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Sunday 31 July 20229:00 - 13:00Add to calendar

New Zealand School of Food and Wine, Level 3, 104 Customs Street West, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, 1010, New ZealandView map

New Zealand Sommelier of the  Year Award 2022 

Sunday, 31 July 2022 

9:00 am - 10.30am   Tasting and Theory 

  • Taste and write notes for one white and one red wine
  • Answer questions on New Zealand and International wines

10.45 am - 1 pm Service Practical

Task 1 Decant and serve a red wine under cork

Task 2 Food and Wine Pairing

Task 3 Spirits blind tasting

1.30 pm - 2.30 pm - Annual General Meeting

2:30 pm - 4.00pm  - New Zealand National Wine Tasting Competition: Teams of 4 people with groups coming from around New Zealand.

4:00 pm - 6.30 pm -  NZ Sommelier and Wine Professional Partners Wine POP UP Tasting

5pm NZ Sommelier Final with 3 Finalists competing together 

Task 1. Precision Pouring - Method Traditional poured in 5 minutes

Task 2. Wine list - spot the mistakes

Task 3. Recognize this photo? A series of images of people and places to test your general knowledge of international wines

6.30 pm - 10 pm New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals Awards Dinner

Winners announced during dinner

  • New Zealand Sommelier 
  • New Zealand Junior Sommelier 
  • New Zealand Young Wine Professional winners

Venue: New Zealand School of Food and Wine

Level 3, 104 Customs Street West, Viaduct, Auckland



Ticket typePriceQuantity
New Zealand Sommelier 2022This award recognises excellence in New Zealand and international wine knowledge for outstanding candidates working as a sommelier or hospitality manager. Candidates under 26 years will be eligible to win the title New Zealand Junior Sommelier of the Year.$85.00