Sommelier Factory

The SommFactory is run by two legendary Sommeliers:

Emily MacLean and Samuel Melanson.

Starting as a forum for sommeliers to learn and develop their skills, we've had the honour of developing the top sommeliers in Toronto.

Over the past 8 years, we've rapidly evolved into a tasting and training facility for all wine enthusiasts. We offer a comprehensive range of different courses and one off classes.


The Sommelier Factory is changing the core of our industry by facilitating deeply committed professionals to improve their craft. It offers the most intense and focused sommelier education available in Canada.

Jennifer Huether

Master Sommelier

Bruce Wallner is one of the country’s leading wine educators, bringing deep international sommelier experience, not to mention a Master Sommelier designation to bear on his course offerings at the Sommelier Factory. Already in it’s brief existence, the “Factory” has been an instrumental resource for Toronto’s next generation of top-class sommeliers, and I have no doubt that consumers would gain an amazing education within its walls in a down-to-earth and fun environment.

John Szabo

Master Sommelier

The Somm Factory was absolutely crucial in my obtaining the Advanced Sommelier Certification from Court of Master Sommeliers.

Serge Janjic, Premium Wine Manager TWE Global

Advanced Sommelier

Three months before I began the sommelier certification course at Sommelier Factory, I knew absolutely nothing about wine. I rarely even drank it casually, but I had just been dazzled by a Sommelier Factory blind tasting which introduced me to an array of wines I never knew I loved. I wanted to explore more, so two months later, I signed up for the sommelier certification course.  Three months later, with Bruce's invaluable mentorship, I passed.

Jonah Palmer

Certified Sommelier

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304 Richmond Street West

2nd Floor

Toronto, ON


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