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SRG Wine was born out of a passion for the industry and a gap in the market for a wine community that not only sells fine wine but brings like minded people together. Whether you’re passionate about wine, already have a wealth of experience and want to continue your education or just want to explore a new hobby, there is something for every level of wine enthusiast via the SRG Wine platform.

The SRG Wine Academy is Sydney’s premium wine school for all levels, hosted by Sydney Restaurant Group. Learn from the wine industry’s best in iconic locations around Sydney Harbour, Sydney CBD & Bondi Beach.

“SRG Wine aims to bring a holistic approach to wine education and experiences.”


Join us on a journey

Our aim is to provide a holistic experience in which someone can start their journey at SRG Wine via the academy, to learn more about wine tasting and all of the complexities behind the wines, their regions and the wine making process.

The journey then continues with the Wine Club, where members receive sommelier selected wine packs that are delivered straight to your door. Now it’s time to put your taste buds to the test with your newly acquired knowledge.

Once you are confident and want to explore independently you can of course purchase your own selections from the wine store and browse through bottles only available to SRG Wine.

We then invite you to join us at one of our exclusive events for wine club members where like minded individuals can come together, enjoy delicious food and wine, while learning from each other and guest speakers from the wine world.


Meet the passionate team at SRG Wine


DipWSET Certified Educator, General Manager, Group Sommelier and Director of SRG Wine Academy

Ben is truly passionate about wine and wine education. His wine journey over the last 20 years recently includes the WSET Diploma followed by the WSET Educators Training Program. Soon after, SRG Wine and the SRG Wine Academy were born. In addition to being the General Manager of Sydney Restaurant Group, Ben is the group sommelier and oversees the beverage program.


DipWSET Wine Importer, Certified WSET Educator

Matt’s passion and enthusiasm for wine is infectious to all his students. Growing up in Brisbane, he spent his 20s working all over Europe for Contiki Holidays Europe and then onto Calgary, Canada to start selling wines from all over the world. Moving his family to Sydney, Australia to work for importer Trembath & Taylor selling Italy’s greatest wines. Matt graduated and duxed the WSET Diploma in Wine & Spirits at Sydney Wine Academy in 2018 and qualified as Certified WSET Educator in 2019.


Restaurant Manager, WSET Certified Educator

Iain’s love for wine started in 2015 when he completed his WSET level 2 course in the UK and became instantly hooked, going straight on to complete his level 3. Since then he moved from the UK to Australia, joining Sydney Restaurant Group and taking the role of head sommelier at Aqua Dining and then manager and head sommelier at Ripples Chowder Bay. He is now studying for his WSET diploma. Iain’s favourite grape is Pinot Noir but he is also known to have a weak spot for Tassie Chardonnay.


Director & Sommelier

Born and bred in Sydney, Anastasia found her way to wine whilst studying at uni and working nights at Ripples Chowder Bay. In 2016 she completed her WSET Level 2 and went on to study her WSET Level 3. She has since worked within SRG Wine, Sydney Restaurant Group management teams and alongside a wine initiative; ‘New Wines of Greece’; to help showcase the potential of new trends and achievements in the Greek wine industry. Anastasia’s grape of choice is Chardonnay but is always feelin’ bubbly.


Operations Manager & Sommelier

Andrew’s wine journey began when working for a French restaurant chain in the UK. Holding monthly wine dinners, Andrew started to get the wine bug and went onto complete WSET level 2. After moving to Australia in 2014, and starting to work with Sydney Restaurant Group, he continued his exploration of wines. After completing his level 3 WSET, Andrew now shares his knowledge and passion in the restaurants. He especially enjoys helping guests choose a wine to enhance their dining experience. Andrew’s favourite region is Bordeaux, France.



Born and bred in a small countryside village of the Venice province in Italy, Mirko always knew that hospitality was his path. After completing five years at the hospitality Institute Elena Cornaro in Jesolo, he worked in Michelin star restaurant Apsley’s in London and an exclusive private members club, Loulou’s in Mayfair. Mirko joined Sydney Restaurant Group in 2017 and is now assistant manager/sommelier. Mirko has completed the WSET level 2 with merit and distinction in London, and in 2020 the WSET level 3 with merit through the SRG Wine Academy. Mirko is passionate about the infinite possibilities of food pairing with wine.



Originally from Treviso in north east of Italy, Gianluca studied a degree in industrial technology before deciding to follow his passion for hospitality and began his career working in a traditional Italian restaurant in his hometown. During this time he attend the sommelier school ´Associazone Italiana Sommeliers´, receiving a 3rd level certificate. He later worked as a sommelier in various venues across London including The Arts Club, one of the most iconic private members clubs in the UK. He is now Head Sommelier at Sydney Restaurant Group’s Noi Restaurant, and has completed the WSET level 3.


Restaurant Manager & Sommelier

Growing up with a father making wine certainly got things kickstarted early for Hugo. His first gig as assistant sommelier was in Lyon, at Christian Tetedoie’s ‘Michel star restaurant L’Antiquaille’. There he passed his certified sommelier course. He them moved to Australia where he took the position of Head Sommelier for Guillaume Brahimi at his namesake restaurant in Paddington. Following this he joined Sydney Restaurant Group as Restaurant Manager at Aqua Dining and more recently at Ventuno. Hugo’s favourite wine region is South of France and Central Otago and is slightly obsessed with Grenache in all its forms!

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