The NSW Wine Industry Association has announced the 35 finalists in the 2022 NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards, with the winner to be announced at Parliament House Sydney on 7 June.

The awards celebrate and showcase the very best ‘NSW Wine Stars’ – a sommelier, beverage manager or venue that offers customers a great NSW wine experience and a range of local wines that highlight the quality and diversity of wines being produced in NSW.

This year’s judging panel of (GM Australia for Gault&Millau), Mark Baulderstone (MD Riedel Spiegelau Nachtmann Australia) and Lyndey Milan OAM (award-winning, multi-media presenter), have selected a range of wine lists from those entered into the Awards, including many in the new categories of accommodation venues and club venues.

The finalists and 2022 NSW Wine Stars are:

  • 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
  • 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

The top 2022 winners in each of the eight categories, along with the 2022 NSW Sommelier’s Wine List of the Year, will be announced on 7 June 2022.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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