The 2023 NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards is now OPEN for entries, closing on 20th April 2023.
This free-to-enter competition is open to any sommelier or bar/beverage manager from a Sydney or regional NSW venue that has created a wine list which includes wines from local winemakers, highlighting the quality and diversity of wines being produced in NSW.
Wine lists from restaurants, wine bars, pubs, hotels and clubs are all welcomed, whether big or small, whether they accompany a 6-course degustation menu or a fun list of bar snacks.
President of the NSW Wine Industry Association, organisers of these awards, Mr Mark Bourne explains, “NSW is the birthplace of the Australian wine industry with a rich history of iconic wines created by passionate and committed grapegrowers and winemakers. The NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards celebrates and rewards those sommeliers and venues that share this passion to create memorable NSW dine and wine experiences."
“These Awards are part of the partnership between the NSW wine industry and NSW government, created to grow demand for local wines. A partnership that has seen an unprecedented level of support provided to NSW sommeliers and restaurants over the last two years. Scholarships to educate and train the sommeliers of tomorrow, masterclasses, trade tastings and regional events, have not only raised the bar for the wine industry but also our partners and ambassadors in restaurants.”
Entrants will be in the running to win the coveted title of 2023 NSW Sommelier's Wine List of the Year in one of seven different categories this year - so plenty of chances for a trophy! Along with some great prizes, including exclusive food and wine trips to some of NSW's best wine regions, state-of-the-art Coravin wine preservation systems and a $2000 premium glass fit out from RIEDEL. Other prizes include complimentary entry into Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards and admittance into the Chaine Des Rotisseurs Young Sommeliers Competition, where you will have a chance to compete against other Sommeliers for the right to represent Australia on the International stage.
The 2023 winners will be announced at a prestigious event at NSW Parliament House, Sydney in June 2023.
Entry is free and easy, via a simple online form. Sommeliers and restaurant/bar/beverage managers have until 11.59pm on 20 April to enter the Awards online at https://nswwine.com.au/pages/entry-information-wine-list-awards