Dan Wegener | Australian Sommelier
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About Dan Wegener

Dan Wegener is Australia’s most awarded sommelier. He represented the country as Australian Young Sommelier of the Year, winning fourth place at the 2011 World Championships in Athens. Around this time, Dan was curating as Head Sommelier at Quay in Sydney, before penning Australia’s most awarded wine list at Perth’s Print Hall.

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Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards

It was some decision to leave my Head Sommelier role at Quay amidst its heights as Australia’s Best Restaurant to join a group relatively unknown to Australian dining. I left to open something unique in Perth. The Print Hall launch was a glorious project for all and we were boots and all from day one. In comparison to......

Best New Talent.

Gourmet Traveller’s Best Australian Wine List Click here to read the full story.    ...

How The West Won.

Max Allen had some humbling words to say about the Print Hall wine list in this Gourmet Traveller article. He rated it Australia’s Best Wine List at the GT Restaurant of the Year Awards that year. Chef Shane Watson and I were late for the awards......

Making Merry

Wine luminaries from Australia and around the world share what they’ll be doing (and pouring) this Christmas day.   Click here to read the full story.    ...

Dans Story – Early Days

A brief childhood history (for the record) Born in Adelaide but didn’t stay long. Moved to farmland in southeast South Australia (just outside Mount Gambier) at four-years old. Grew up just outside of the Coonawarra wine region. Built cubby houses up gum trees mostly. The......

Pinot Palooza – August 2017

Jumping out of bed on a wintery Saturday for pinot?.. Standard. One Saturday in August  – for the third consecutive year wine man Dan Sims [Bottle Shop Concepts] and his bearded band of many will descend on Perth with a tribe of Pinot producers on their nation wide tour of Pinot Palooza. It’s a clear ‘make......

The Australian Covering Dan Wegener Work on iL Lido

Il Lido, Cottesloe – Dan Wegener makes it even better Recently Dan was highlighted in The Australia by John Lethlean the Food Writer coving iL Lido’s progress from good to great… Click here to read the full story.    ...

Young Gun of Wine at Il Lido – Friday December 2nd 2016

Young Gun of Wine is an national wine maker competition in its ninth year hell bent on uncovering young at heart producers that have refreshed the Australian wine scene with their wares and attitude. This year Young Gun of Wine will bring its UNCUT exhibition to......