This year’s winners of the NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards were announced on 7 July at a ceremony held in Sydney’s Parliament House.

The awards, run by the NSW Wine Industry Association (NSW Wine), aim to recognise sommeliers and venues with outstanding wine lists that support the diversity and quality of local wines.

Talented sommeliers and bar managers from across the state entered this year’s competition.

Entrants were narrowed down to 35 finalists and the top winners were chosen for eight categories.

Angelica Nohra from The Blue Door in Surry Hills took home NSW Sommelier’s Wine List of the Year award for her wine selection, which is made up of 100 per cent NSW wines.

Nohra was also one of the winners for the 2022 Best NSW Wine List in a Sydney Venue along with William Wilson from the ICC in Darling Harbour.

The 2022 Best NSW Wine List in a Regional NSW Venue went to Renee Wallace from Birch Restaurant (Moss Vale) and David Collins from Charred Kitchen & Bar (Orange).

Andres Aragon from Blaq at The Kyah Hotel (Blackheath) won the Best NSW Wine List in a Regional NSW accommodation venue award.

QT Hotel’s Samantha Belt won the Best NSW Wine List in a Sydney Accommodation Venue.

The award for Best NSW Wine List in a Club Venue went to Matt Underwood from The Newcastle Club.

Kylie Byron from Whitney’s at The Remington in Orange received the NSW Wine President’s Award for Outstanding Support of the NSW Wine Industry.

See below for the full list of finalists and top winners:

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

Image Credit: Belinda Rolland © 2022