Dom Sweeney

Sydney Ambassador


Dom initially studied music at university, a career he pursued in his 20s until deciding to retrain, either in winemaking or journalism. Being city-based with a keen interest in writing, politics and storytelling, he chose the latter. But as fate would have it, a part-time job for a small wine distributor during the final year of his degree – and recognising wine’s ability to act as a conduit between people, place, and time – he decided to redirect his political journalism aspirations to the more convivial pursuits of wine and travel writing.

A staff writer gig at Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine provided a coveted opportunity to connect with all facets of the industry, both locally and internationally, and Dom eventually took over as digital editor and then editor, before leaving in 2022. Between a 12-month stint in the tech side of the wine industry, Dom continues to contribute to several publications, and was the editor for the award-winning 2023 Australian wine book, How to Drink Australian, by Jane Lopes and Jonathan Ross. He now heads up marketing and communications for the national distributor and importer, Saint Wine.

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