The Italians would say “Il Destino!” Born in the NSW Wine Region of the Hunter Valley, Steliano (Stel) Cusmiani’s destiny seemed certain. His heritage reaches back to his grandfather, a north eastern Italian Viticulturalist and Winemaker … perhaps wine is in their blood. Stel’s life has been devoted to his passionate learning and educating in the pleasures of a myriad of grape varieties. 42 years later, there’s not much that Stel doesn’t know about wine having worked for small and large wineries and mentored by some of the greats in the industry. Stel has worked in NSW, South Australia and the USA, travelled, tasted and immersed himself in the wine and Champagne regions of France; Spain and Italy along with the magnificent wine regions of Australia. His passion has been shared with those wanting to expand their knowledge, some just for the pure pleasure in their glass and others wanting a more technical encounter. All are catered for and at every level. A presenter on Carnival Cruises P&O line, Stel’s very popular main event “How to look like a wine expert in under 1 hour” sells out in no time, along with the crowd pleasing ‘Wine & Gourmet Chocolate Pairing’ and ‘Master Classes’ for passengers wanting a more in depth experience. And, for those wanting a more memorable occasion, a dinner for 12 at the Captain’s Table with Stel as Sommelier never disappointed…”I learnt so much and had a ball, what a great experience” / “I feel like I know more about what to look for now.” / “ I love the fact that I can now Fool my friends” StelaVino Guided Wine Tours is more than a visit to a few cellar doors. It is a wine experience with an actual wine aficionado. We’re sure you’ll recommend us to your friends and family.