2023 Somewhat Sommit and Altogether Unique Tasting Announced

New Zealand Winegrowers is excited to announce its collaboration with Sommeliers Australia for  The Somewhat Sommit 2023 and The Altogether Unique Tasting, taking place in Melbourne on the 5th of June and Brisbane on the 6th of June.

The Somewhat Sommit, based on the original Sommit format, will be hosted by Cameron  Douglas MS and Stephen Wong MW and will delve into the intricacies and future direction of  New Zealand wine. The event will focus on the nuances of Pinot Noir, smaller planted varieties,  and new-wave New Zealand wines, providing sommeliers and wine professionals the opportunity to experience the diversity of New Zealand wine and understand what makes New  Zealand wine unique.

“New Zealand Winegrowers are thrilled to be bringing this much-revered Somewhat Sommit event to Australia for the first time, and to facilitate thought-provoking conversations with some of Australia’s most knowledgeable on-premise experts,” said Charlotte Read, General Manager Marketing, New Zealand Winegrowers. 

“The Somewhat Sommit, coupled with the Altogether Unique Tasting of New Zealand wines, will be an exciting time to engage with the Australian wine trade and media, and to showcase New Zealand’s varied and diverse wine regions, wine-making styles, and  varietals, all in combination that make New Zealand Wine, Altogether Unique. We are  delighted to have Cathy Wansink leading these events for us, and are looking forward to  sharing our passion for New Zealand wine with the industry, and hope to see many  faces, old and new, there.” 

Applications for Sommit are now open to sommeliers and wine professionals with WSET Level 3  accreditation. Participants will take part in a three-hour tutorial and tasting followed by lunch. The Altogether Unique Tasting of New Zealand wine will be open to trade and media in the afternoon, from 2 pm - 5 pm.

This collaboration between New Zealand Winegrowers and Sommeliers Australia promises to be an exciting event for all attendees, providing an exclusive opportunity to learn from and taste some of the finest New Zealand wines.