Mornington Peninsula Vignerons WINE Show

Tue 9th Nov 2021 > Wed 10th Nov 2021

The objective is to show only Mornington Peninusla wines within a system which the Australian wine industry recognises, and where we can ensure the integrity of the system within our own region.  Despite the enormous challenges and adversities created by the pandemic, the show will shine a spotlight on the hard work and exceptional wines the local industry has achieved in recent times.


Chair of Judges David Bicknell said this year’s show will be an important platform for producers to bring attention to their wines, given how many other wine shows have been cancelled.


“The whole industry has been deeply affected by the pandemic. Everything seems to be virtual, meaning we have lost a lot of genuine connection and engagement with consumers, trade and industry alike,” said Bicknell.


“The Mornington Peninsula regional show is important as it allows us to restore some of those connections.


“It’s not only a technical audit on winemaking style and quality, but it’s also a celebration of the great wines that the peninsula produces, with the skilled folk who make them.”


Entries to the 2021 Wine Show open via ShowRunner on Monday 16 August and close on 18 October.  The schedule can be found here.




The 2020 Wine Show

In a fitting way to wave off 2020, the vignerons of the Mornington Peninsula were celebrating excellence in viticulture and winemaking yesterday at the annual Mornington Peninsula Wine Show.

The Show Committee Chairman Lindsay McCall and Chair of Judges David Bicknell delivered the results and trophies across 13 categories which demonstrated the breadth and depth of winemaking on the Mornington Peninsula at one of the very few wine shows to go ahead this year.

An eighth trophy was introduced to the awards in 2020 with the addition of “Best Sparkling Wine”, to parallel the growing reputation the region is securing in the sparkling wine market.  The class attracted a strong set of entries which averaged very high scores from the judging panel.  “An excellent class of sparkling wines traversing a range of styles and ages” said David Bicknell.  “Nice to see such a high strike rate too.  The top wine was a lovely demonstration of tirage aged complexity, line and length.  A compelling top exhibit.”

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay continue to lead as hero varieties for the region, culminating in the Provenance Awards, Lindsay McCall explains; "The Provenance Awards were envisaged as a different way of assessing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, looking at three vintages of a wine in detail, and in the context of consistency of quality, vineyard character, and winemaking style. As the Mornington Peninsula focuses more and more on individual site characteristics and vineyard recognition, these awards allow the judges to explore the subtleties of terroir in a formal wine show format."

From a judging perspective David added of the Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris/Grigio classes; “Thoroughly enjoyable classes to judge.  2019 was such a strong vintage with many, many good exhibits.  Different sizes, styles and ripeness levels were all rewarded.”


Congratulations to our 2020 trophy winners:  

Best Sparkling Wine2016 Stonier Chardonnay Pinot Noir

Best Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris2019 Willow Creek Pinot Gris

Best White Varietal or Blend2016 Crittenden Estate Cri de Coeur Savagnin

Best Chardonnay2018 Portsea Estate Back Beach Chardonnay

Best Red Varietal or Blend2019 Montalto Pennon Hill Shiraz

Best Pinot Noir2019 Paringa Estate Robinson Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

Chardonnay Provenance AwardCrittenden Estate The Zuma Chardonnay  – 2018, 2017, 2014

Pinot Noir Provenance AwardMontalto Estate Pinot Noir  – 2019, 2015, 2012


We thank our generous sponsors for their ongoing support of the wine industry on the Mornington Peninsula.


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