Aurélien Blanc is the best sommelier of Switzerland in 2018

This trophy rewards the winners of the biennial sommelier contest organized by the Swiss Association of Professional Sommeliers which opens the door to the European and world competitions of the profession. To date, Paolo Basso is the only Swiss to have won the envied title of Best Sommelier of the World, in 2013.


This year the Best Sommelier of Switzerland is:

  1. Aurélien Blanc, Pavillon Baur Restaurant by the lake, Zürich
  2. Fabien Mène, Glion Institute of higher education, Glion / Montreux
  3. Michael Jenni, Gasthof Frohberg, Rapperswil - Jona


The winner Aurélien Blanc has received the Swiss Wine Promotion trophy.

The award ceremony took place in the presence of Ignazio Cassis our Federal Councilor.


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The candidates

French speaking Switzerland

Elias Bally                      Sommelier Conseil (Coop)                         Vernier
Fabien Mène                  Glion Institute of Higher Education            Glion
Heleno Rodrigues           Taverne les Brasseurs                                Genève
Loïk Tavernier                Domaine de Châteauvieux                         Satigny

German speaking Switzerland

Julien Alsoufi                 Bürgenstock Resort                                    Obbürgen
Aurélien Blanc                Pavillon, Baur au Lac                                 Zürich
Michael Jenni                 Gasthof Frohberg                                       Rapeprswil-Jona
Matteo Rimoldi              Bürgenstock Resort                                    Obbürgen
Daniel Wütrich               Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel                    Interlaken

Italian speaking Switzerland

Jennifer Badino Albaceli Restaurant Sihlhalde                                  Gattikon
Dagoberto Basilico          Boutique Hotel La Tureta                           Giubisaco
Giuseppe Gentile            Hotel Lido Seegarten                                 Lugano
Gianmarco Rasetti          Vinoteca Tamborini                                    Lamone
Anna Valli                       Istituto Formazione Continua                     Bellinzona