Head Sommelier of Pt. Leo Estate
Before joining Pt. Leo Estate as Head Sommelier, Amy was mentored by some of the best in the industry, with an Assistant Sommelier position at Andrew McConnell’s Cutler and Co, as-well as the role of Head Sommelier at Neil Perry’s Rockpool Dining,
After completing her Business Degree at University in her early 20’s, Amy’s love for wine was instilled in first restaurant job during a working holiday in the UK where she was mesmerised by the diversity of wines from all over the world. Despite this passion for wine and hospitality, for 7 years Amy worked in corporate roles, as a Junior Management Consultant and in Project Management in the Telco field. During her stint in the corporate world, Amy decided to do her WSET level 3, finding her way back to wine, igniting a passion to pursue a serious career in the wine industry.
As Head Sommelier of Pt. Leo Estate, Amy describes wine as an endless topic where you can never know it all. Coming from the city, Amy relishes in working and living in the great wine producing region surrounding the Estate on the Peninsula. For Amy, every day as a Sommelier is exciting and different as you never know who you will meet or talk to, with the role providing the perfect mix of strategic and creative thought.
Memorable moments travelling to Italy and Napa Valley reinforce Amy’s career as Sommelier and her connection to wine. Lucky enough to travel all over the world, exploring destinations that she has spent a lot of time reading about and studying, feels like putting another piece of the puzzle in her wine journey in place.
What is your favourite Pt. Leo Estate sculpture
Laura, by Jaume Plensa
What is your favourite Pt. Leo Estate beverage?
Our Diplomatico Old Fashioned
Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Rum, Pt. Leo Estate honey, chocolate bitters
What is your favourite Pt. Leo Estate dish?
Laura – Chestnut custard, Joselito jamon, quail egg, pine mushrooms
What is your favourite thing to do on the Mornington Peninsula?
Swimming at one of the many Mornington Peninsula beaches.