Chris Morrison is an award-winning sommelier, respected wine communicator, author and educator who has spent almost 25 years working in the wine industry. Regarded as one of the country’s best sommeliers, his words have appeared in the Australian Financial Review’s Life & Leisure, the Australian Financial Review’s Luxury magazine, Australian Traveller Magazine, Australian House & Garden, Delicious Magazine, Time Out and he was wine columnist for luxury title, The Robb Report.
The year 2018 saw him sign with publishing house Murdoch Books and released his first book ‘This is not a Wine Guide’ – the same year Chris joined QT Hotels & Resorts as Group Wine Director. He continues to connect people and wine, with signature QT quirk.
As an industry leader, Chris’ accolades include, but are not limited to; The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide’s ‘Sommelier of the Year’ award when he led the wine team at three-hatted Guillaume at Bennelong restaurant. He represented Australia with scholarship at the prestigious Len Evans tutorial, in the Hunter Valley, which is regarded by wine writer James Halliday as “the most prestigious wine school in the world”. As the only sommelier selected to take place in the 2017 Wine Australia Future leaders program, he continues to walk the walk, working alongside winemakers, grape growers, marketers and legislators mapping the future for the Australian wine industry.