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“Since the beginning, we’ve prided ourselves on a warm welcome and excellent service.”


Our 2024 Sommelier Award winner shows great soul and spirit with regard to guest wellbeing. This sommelier creates a culture of excellence and ensures everything from a perfect ambiance to a carefully curated wine cellar, to the ability to support young professionals to excel in the art of service excellence. We give this Sommelier Award to the most outstanding JRE in this field. The Sommelier of the Year Award is presented in partnership with Antinori.

The winner: Nina Bratovž

Together with Antinori, JRE gives this Sommelier Award to the most outstanding JRE in this field. Renzo Cotarella from Marchesi Antinori had the honour to hand out the Sommelier of the Year Award to Nina Bratovž, Restaurant JB, Slovenia.

Awards 2024

JRE is all about the pursuit of perfection ­– our talented Chefs and Sommeliers go the extra mile every day to ensure the best guest experience, so it’s only right that their achievements are recognised and rewarded. That’s why, every second year, JRE presents six awards to those skilled men and women who have excelled in the following areas: Talent of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Sustainability, Innovation, Sommelier and Taste of Origin. On special occasions, we also present the Never-ending Passion Award to an exceptional chef who exceeds our expectations in more ways.