About Stefan

Stefan Neumann MS tasting at an event

Master Sommelier Wine Consultant

Founder & Director of Stefan Neumann Ltd

In 2021, Stefan founded his own consultancy after almost two decades of experience in wine, Michelin starred restaurants and luxury hospitality establishments.

He works with a wide range of clients from premium wine estates, importers, private member clubs, corporates to marketing associations, hospitality venues, retailers and many more.

Director of Wine

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Stefan joined the two Michelin star restaurant Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in 2013 as Assistant Head Sommelier, after 3 years at Heston’s flagship 3 Michelin star restaurant – The Fat Duck in Bray. He was promoted to Head Sommelier in 2015, and has become the Director of Wine for Dinner by Heston since 2018.

Stefan Neumann MS tasting

Wine competitions

Over the years, Stefan has been a judge at various wine competitions, putting his expertise to practice with a customer-centric approach in search for the best and most appropriate rating for the wines.

Some of the competitions range from the more international ones such as Decanter World Wine Award, IWSC-International Wine & Spirit Competition, to boutique ones like 50 Great Greek Wines and Thessaloniki Wine Competition.

Stefan Neumann - Winner of Sud de France competition 2011

The Fat Duck, Bray

In 2010, Stefan joined Heston Blumenthal’s flagship restaurant – The Fat Duck in Bray, as a sommelier and spent 3 years at the world-renowned three Michelin star restaurant.

During his time at The Fat Duck, he achieved his Advanced Sommelier and was also crowned as the winner of Sud de France Competition in 2011.