We are pleased to announce the official contestant list for the Austria Uncorked: San Francisco’s Best Sommelier 2018!

The event, happening in San Francisco on October 15th at Mourad, will require contestants to complete both a written exam and blind tasting exam and the top three scoring contestants will also complete a service exam. The top scoring contestant will win an all expense paid trip to the Austrian Wine Summit happening May 25-30, 2019.

Name Establishment
Alexis Iaconis The Restaurant at Meadowood
Beki Miller La Toque
Brian Kulich Charlie Palmer Group
Bryan McCall The French Laundry
David Hunter Restaurant Gary Danko
Doug Tygar Wine Educator/Consultant
Erin Brooks Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Evan Hufford SingleThread Farms
Jaime Pinedo Spruce
Jared Krauss Restaurant Gary Danko
Jienna Basaldu The Morris
José Carlos Delgado Mourad SF
Justin Mueller The Village Pub
Marissa Payne Cotogna
Mark Guillaudeu Commis
Matthew Dulle Lazy Bear
Megan Bauer Atelier Crenn
Micah Clark The Restaurant at Meadowood
Molly Greene Angler-Saison Hospitality
Oscar Avila Atlas Bistro
Rajiv Ayyangar Wine Event Finder
Ryan Knowles SingleThread Farms
Sarah Blau Verjus
Suzanne Chowla San Francisco Wine School
Wendy Shoemaker Californios

And the contestants are…May the best somm win!