IT is that time of year again, when the International Cool Climate Wine Show is held here on the Mornington Peninsula. This annual event is now in its 15th successful year and is recognised as one of the best boutique wine shows in Australia.
With an experienced judging panel lead by Meg Broadtman MW, the wine show offers participants from cool climate wine regions the opportunity to showcase their wines.
Owned and organized by the Red Hill Agricultural & Horticultural Show, and held at the Mornington Racing Club, it was originally established to help benchmark cool climate wines.
Since 2000, entries have grown dramatically along with the event’s reputation.
There are three companion events that accompany the judging. The popular Public Tasting event, proudly sponsored by Luigi Bormioli, gives the general public the chance to come and sample the entries in the show, including being able to vote for the “People’s Choice Award”.
Their Awards Dinner, sponsored by Hillview Quarries, Peninsula Bulk Meats and Ingham, also allows guests to enjoy a gourmet 3 course dinner and select complementary wines from the extensive list of entries.
The Masterclass, proudly sponsored by the Mornington Peninsula Shire, is also offered to sommeliers and wine buyers. Held at Southbank, the Masterclass provides a unique opportunity for the wine trade to taste Gold medal winning wines and will again be led by Meg Brodtmann MW.
For information on any of the events, please contact Caroline Dickenson via email firstname.lastname@example.org or go directly to the website www.coolclimatewineshow.org.au .