Originally started in 2007 as a sole sommelier offering trade-only wine consulting service to hospitality businesses, over the years Wine Sentience has grown and transformed into a public-accessible group of independent wine professionals. We finally found our own space in 2018 and developed it into an information and inspiration hub for the Wellington wine community. We have all learned on the job about the wines we love and the ones we fly the flag for but we’ve also got a collection of qualifications that mean we really know the wider world of wine. Learn more about the people behind Wine Sentience


Our mission is not only for NZ’s hospitality staff to know and champion good wine but for wine lovers to demand it become the rule and not the exception. We’re developing more tastings big and small, more avenues to education both studious and exploratory and more routes to conversations about what is a good wines and why you should care.

Wine Sentience
Level 1, 104 Vivian Street
Te Aro
New Zealand
(+64) 21 488 855

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