Introducing NZ Wine Navigator's Master Sommelier

Monday 1 May 2017, 2:54PM
By Beckie Wright

Every wine at NZ Wine Navigator is hand picked by Master Sommelier, Cameron Douglas, and as one of only 230 Master Sommelier’s worldwide, he knows what’s what. Cameron is New Zealand’s first and only Master Sommelier, an experienced writer, educator, judge, commentator and reviewer on all things beverage.


He consults to the hospitality industry and the interested public, with a number of restaurants as his clients, in both New Zealand and the United States. When he passed his Master Sommelier exams in London, he was awarded the Grant Siecle Trophy for achieving the highest marks.


With a nose for quality and a passiion for discovery, Cameron is constantly exploring New Zealand’s finest wineries, looking for the next great wine to recommend, and he chooses his wines fastidiously. Firstly, he looks for purity of fruit on the nose and palate. Secondly, it must be a true expression of the region it comes from, and most importantly, is it a wine he would openly share with friends?


All the wines at NZ Wine Navigator pass with flying colours, as New Zealand is blessed with an outstanding array of independent winemakers, all heroically forging their own path, rather than towing the corporate line. Made up of old heads, young guns and mavericks, not one of them fits the old school model.


At NZ Wine Navigator they truly believe that New Zealand produces some of the best wines in the world, and the curated selection you’ll find on their website are the best of the best.


New Zealand is an astonishing country. It’s raw and rugged, serene and beautiful, and  our winemakers have harnessed these natural surroundings and created some of the finest wines you’ve never heard of. New Zealand produces less than 1% of the world’s wine, yet offer an impressive array of varieties and styles. Central to our success is New Zealand’s variety of terroirs and climates from continental cold to maritime, the unswerving passion of our wine producers, and the highly distinctive nature of our wine styles.


To find out more about NZ Wine Navigator and their select wines, please visit the website at .