Finalists Announced: 2022 NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards

Finalists Announced: 2022 NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards

The NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards, run by the NSW Wine Industry Association (NSW Wine), is now in its third year of showcasing and rewarding the very best ‘NSW Wine Stars’. A ‘NSW Wine Star’ is a sommelier, beverage manager or venue that offers their customers a great NSW wine experience and a range of delicious local wines that highlight the quality and diversity of wines being produced in NSW.

This year, a fantastic range of wine lists were entered into the Awards from across the state, including many in the new categories of accommodation venues and club venues.

After much diligent evaluation by judges Dane Richards (GM Australia for Gault&Millau), Mark Baulderstone (MD Riedel Spiegelau Nachtmann Australia) and Lyndey Milan OAM (award-winning, multi-media presenter), NSW Wine is delighted to announce 35 finalists in the 2022 NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards.

Many congratulations to the sommeliers / bar managers at the following venues, who are all now 2022 #NSWWineStars!

Annata Restaurant, Sydney

Avalon Restaurant, Katoomba

Banco Manly, Sydney

Bangalay Dining, Shoalhaven Heads

Bells at Killcare, Killcare Heights

Berida Hotel, Bowral

bibo wine bar, Sydney

Bills Fishhouse and Bar, Port Macquarie

Birch, Moss Vale

Blaq at The Kyah Boutique Hotel, Blackheath

Boilerhouse at Q Station, Sydney

Botswana Butchery, Sydney

Bowral Bowling Club, Bowral

Bull & Bell Steakhouse, Griffith

Charred Kitchen & Bar, Orange

Eremo, Pokolbin

Esca Restaurant, Pokolbin

International Convention Centre, Sydney

Love, Tilly Devine, Sydney

Mode Kitchen and Bar, Sydney

O Bar and Dining, Sydney

Public Dining Room, Sydney

QT Sydney Hotel, Sydney

Quay Restaurant, Sydney

Rydges Armidale, Armidale

Singleton Diggers - York St, Singleton

South on Albany, Berry

Tattersalls Club, Sydney

The Blue Door, Sydney

The Newcastle Club, Newcastle

The Quarry Restaurant, Cowra

The Waiting Room (TWR) at Crown, Sydney

The Zin House, Mudgee

Whitney's Restaurant & Bar, Orange

Zecca Handmade Italian, Griffith

Finalists will receive promotional material to help share the great news and they are all now in the running for one of the main trophies, along with some great prizes including:

  • Exclusive food and wine trips to some of NSW's best wine regions
  • Free entry into Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards
  • Admittance into the Chaine Des Rotisseurs Young Sommeliers Competition, where you will have a chance to compete for the right to represent Australia
  • Invaluable advice on the restaurant reviewing process from Gault & Millau
  • Coravin Pivot wine preservation systems
  • A drinks glass consultation plus a $2000 premium glass fit out from RIEDEL

The top 2022 winners in each of the 8 categories, along with the 2022 NSW Sommelier’s Wine List of the Year, will be announced at a prestigious event at Parliament House Sydney on 7th June 2022.

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Upcoming Events

May, June, July 2022

NSW Wine Regional Trade Tasting

NSW Wine is hosting a series of regional tastings for the on-premise trade in Sydney. Part 1 focuses on the Hunter Valley, Mudgee, the Canberra District & Orange, with additional Parts taking place later in the year. For more info email:

July 2022

Free On-Premise workshops

Register for free workshops that will assist NSW wine businesses become stronger in the NSW On-Premise channel.


October 2022

2022 NSW Wine Awards Judging

Entries into the 27th annual ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards will open in July 2022, with judging taking place at ICC Sydney in October.


TBC 2022

NSW Wine Awards Presentation

Join the Governor of NSW at a lavish lunch and be amongst the first to hear which NSW wines and winemakers have been crowned the best of the best in 2022.


March 2023

NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards

The next NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards will open in early 2023. To find out more about these Awards and see who were the 2022 #nswwinestar click below.

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