He was named The International Champagne Writer of the Year 2011 (in The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards), The International Wine & Spirit Communicator of the Year 2015 (in the International Wine & Spirit Competition) and the Australian Wine Communicator of the Year 2015 and 2013 (The Wine Communicators of Australia).
In 2021 he was named the Most Influential Opinion Maker in the annual power list of Who’s Who in Australia by Meininger’s Wine Business International (Germany).
As a television presenter, Tyson is the host and producer of the People of the Vines series. He is the author of six editions of The Champagne Guide, a regular columnist for many magazines, and a contributor to Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine.
As an international speaker, Tyson has presented at wine events across Australia, France, Italy, Austria, Greece, Montenegro, the US, UK, Japan, Hong Kong, South Africa and New Zealand. He is a regular judge and chairman at wine shows throughout Australia and is a co-creator with UK wine writer Matthew Jukes of The Great Australian Red Competition and The Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification. Tyson is a tutor at the Len Evens Tutorial, considered to be the most exclusive wine school in the world.
He is the creator and host of The Champagne Tour, the Advanced Champagne Certificate and of Taste Champagne, the biggest global champagne showcase, with events across Australia, the UK and Hong Kong.
Tyson is the founder and director of Teen Rescue Foundation, a charity to actively discourage and reduce harmful alcohol use and its consequences among under-age teens. He has raised more than $500,000 for charities through his philanthropic initiatives over the past decade.
He is a winner of the Best French Wine Book in Australia 2020 and 2014, Best Digital Wine Book in Australia 2017, Digital Wine Communicator of the Year 2015, Best Wine Book of the Year 2014, Best Trade or Technical Writer of the Year 2013 and the Award for Best Food and Wine Writing 2008.
Tyson Stelzer’s status as a wine writer and author continues to soar.
– James Halliday
Stelzer is a persuasive new voice… the new kid on the block with a very bright future.
– World of Fine Wine, UK
Tyson Stelzer is one of Australia’s youngest, most serious and greatest wine writers.
– John Jens Lamont’s Wine Store, Perth
Stelzer continues to baffle world-leading wine reviewers and writers with his depth of knowledge and exceptional palate.
– Dan Murphy’s
It is not difficult at all to understand how Tyson Stelzer has risen to become one of the most insightful and trusted champagne critics on Earth.
– Chelsea Vintners