The Best Bartenders and Sommeliers in Vancouver

Here's where to find them.

Here’s where to find them.

Each year, we recognize the best bartenders and sommeliers Vancouver has to offer in our Restaurant Awards. Of course, talent doesn’t always stay in the same restaurant (or even in Vancouver). Here is where you can find our recent winners working now—and order a glass of whatever they’re having.grantsceney-grantquerner Photo Cred: Grant Querner

Grant Sceney

2016 Bartender of the YearHead bartender, Fairmont Pacific RimPreviously: Head bartender, Elephant and Castle lauren-mote_aaron-aubrey Photo Cred: Aaron Aubrey

Lauren Mote

2015 Bartender of the YearBeverage consultant, The Four SeasonsPreviously: Bar manager, Uva Wine and Cocktail Bar Processed with Snapseed.

Jay Jones

2014 Bartender of the YearDrinks manager, Vij’s GroupPreviously: Drinks consultant, the Canucks mike-bernardo_joseph-david-photography Photo Cred: Joseph David Photography

Mike Bernardo

2014 Sommelier of the YearWine director, Vij’s GroupPreviously: Manager and sommelier, Dock 503 in Sidneysimon-kaulback-bartenderfrom-google

Simon Kaulback

2011 Bartender of the YearCo-owner, Mamie Taylor’sPreviously: Head bartender, Boneta hawksworth-restaurant_bryant-mao Photo Cred: Hawksworth

Bryant Mao

2015 Sommelier of the YearWine director, HawksworthPreviously: Sommelier, Chez Bruce in Londonhawksworth-restaurant_roger-mantiwa-2 Photo Cred: Hawsworth

Roger Maniwa

2016 Sommelier of the YearSommelier, HawksworthPreviously: Chez Bruce, and Mitobe Sake Brewery in Japan


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Samantha Rahn

2013 Sommelier of the YearRestaurant manager and wine director, AraxiPreviously: Wine director, The Maple Leaf in Banff