Public tasting for Cool Climate Wine Show


THE International Cool Climate Wine Show is again proud to share a rare opportunity to assess the styles, characteristics and latest trends of inspirational cool climate wines entered in the 2016 show, with everyone.

You will be able to taste wines from many classes including sparkling wines, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Shiraz from vintages from 2012 to 2015 and older.

The depth and breadth of the wine on show is vast.   Many wines come from boutique vineyards producing small commercial quantities, so this is your chance to seek out some outstanding but lesser known labels.   Some wines are from vineyards where grapes are handpicked and wines handcrafted by winemakers with a passion for exploring terroir and the true expression of the grape. This is a show where like is judged against like, where elegant wines with restrained fruit are seen at their best, and where diversity is encouraged and rewarded.

Compare wines of the same grape variety from different regions; focus on wines from specific regions or sample labels and styles you’d like to know more about.

The ICCWS Public Tasting is held at the Mornington Racing Club.   It’s designed for wine enthusiasts keen to find new wines for their cellars; for winemakers, educators, retailers and sommeliers wanting to identify trends and discover some real cool climate gems, and also for those who just love a glass of wine.

Now, for the best bit. The People’s Choice Award is up to you. Vote for your favourite wine and show the winemaker your appreciation.

Also, don’t miss the wine show Awards Dinner at the MRC on Friday, May 27th – an amazing opportunity to enjoy a sensational menu showcasing local produce and featuring the wines of the 16th ICCWS.   Places limited – book now on

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 17 May 2016


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