The Sommelier of the Year Award recognizes working sommeliers who consistently demonstrate an outstanding passion for marrying wine with food and a dedication to exceptional service.

2022 Sommelier of the Year
Jayton Paul, Wine Director, Published on Main

This year’s winner, Jayton Paul, wine director, Published on Main, was selected through a hands-on competition organized by the BC Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers. As Sommelier of the Year, Jayton receives Delta Air Lines vouchers valued at $2,000 from the festival.

Past winners include:

  • Peter Van de Reep – 2020
  • Matthew Landry – 2019
  • Sean Nelson – 2018
  • Shane Taylor – 2017
  • Alistair Veen – 2016)
  • Jason Yamasaki – 2015)
  • Mike Bernardo – 2014)
  • Samantha Rahn – 2013)
  • Terry Threlfall – 2012)
  • Owen Knowlton – 2011)
  • Kurtis Kolt – 2010)
  • Andrea Vescovi – 2009)
  • Neil Ingram – 2008
  • Chris Van Nus – 2007
  • Sebastien Le Goff – 2006
  • Tom Doughty – 2005
  • Mark Taylor – 2004
  • Barb Philip MW – 2003
  • Peter Bodnar Rod – 2002
  • Mark Davidson – 2001
  • Brent Hayman – 2000