Leanne Altmann

Leanne Altmann is a sommelier and wine communicator based in Melbourne, Australia.

A 2009 Len Evans scholar and perpetual student of wine, Leanne holds the WSET Diploma, where she was the top Australian graduate, and the Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Certificate, dux. She continued her practical wine and service education as the recipient of the Negociants Australia Working with Wine Fellowship, the Ruinart Sommelier Challenge, and the 2018 Vin de Champagne Award. In 2019, Leanne was named Gourmet Traveller Magazine’s Sommelier of the Year.

A passionate wine educator, Leanne is a Certified Educator with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and runs Level 2 and 3 in Wines for her teams. She has experience judging and as a panel chair in regional and capital city shows, and is Chief of Judges for Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show.

After joining Cutler & Co. in 2009, Leanne was part of the Supernormal opening team, and has been in her current role of Beverage Director for Trader House since 2017. Recent projects include Andrew McConnell’s newest restaurant, and Gourmet Traveller’s Best New Restaurant 2022, Gimlet at Cavendish House, intimate cocktail bar Apollo Inn, which opened mid-2023, and Supernormal Brisbane slated for 2024.

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