As a young boy growing up in the village of Chablis in France, Stephane found himself spending many hours sitting at the table next to his father and his friends who were winemakers. Listening to them talking about their wine and vineyards, he absorbed their passion and wanted to know more. Many years later he started his own wine journey in 1989 studying Oenology Vitiviniculture at Maison Familiale Rurale De Grandchamp in Beaune. During his studies, Steph had the opportunity to work at a local vineyard called Domaine Jean Paul Droin. Over the next few years, Stephane further developed his craft of wine making, working at numerous other vineyards including Moreau-Naudet and Azo. In 2004 Stephane moved to Australia and started working for McWilliam’s Winery. Whilst he was working there, he was offered the opportunity to become a Sommelier at Rock Restaurant in the Hunter Valley. Stephane transferred all of his skills and passion from making wine like his fathers friends did who were then sharing their passion at the table when he was a little boy.
– Winemaker & Importer Stephane Pommier
From 2013 to 2019 Stephane was the Head Sommelier at two chef hat restaurant Muse in the Hunter Valley. Today Stephane produces and imports his own wine from France for SOM, whilst also representing a variety of other cellar doors for the pleasure of the Australian wine lover. He loves to share his knowledge and passion through wine masterclasses, education, training and events. From the dirty boots of the terroir picking grapes to the clean pressed suit pouring your glass, Stephane has worked for over 25 years in the wine industry and he still madly loves what he does!