Dion Wai


Raffles London at The OWO


Wine & Bar Manager

Dion Wai, hailing from New Zealand, boasts an illustrious career path marked by his expertise in the world of wine. With notable stints at iconic venues such as Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, 67 Pall Mall, Hide Restaurant & Hedonism Wines, and currently as the Wine and Bar Manager at Raffles London at The OWO under Mauro Colagreco's outlets, Dion has left an indelible mark on the industry.

Highly regarded within the sommelier scene, Dion achieved remarkable success, including a runner-up finish in the UK Sommelier of the Year in 2023. In his homeland, he has been crowned New Zealand Sommelier of the Year not once but twice, in 2016 and 2019.

A graduate of the New Zealand School of Food and Wine’s Professional Wine Programme and a certified sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, Dion's credentials speak volumes about his dedication to his craft. His qualifications also include the esteemed WSET Level 3 certification.

Dion's passion for wine extends beyond his professional endeavors. He has shared his insights into the industry through interviews and articles, offering valuable perspectives on leadership and the art of wine competition. Notably, his article recounting his 2018 experience at the Castel Cup in Hong Kong, where he secured a close second place, reflects his commitment to excellence.

Now, as the Wine and Bar Manager at Raffles London at The OWO, Dion continues to make waves in the world of wine, leaving a lasting legacy wherever his journey takes him.

Dion Wai