ABOUT OUR SHOW
Discover some of the best Cool Climate Wines from Australia and overseas!
A wine show for wineries, industry & the public
The International Cool Climate Wine Show is internationally recognised as Australia’s and the Southern Hemisphere’s foremost show for inspirational cool climate wines. It has been staged since 2000 & continues to grow in popularity year on year.
The ICCWS attracts entries from the cool climate regions of Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania, New Zealand, France, Italy, the USA, Germany, Austria, the UK & others.
The Show promotes excellence in Cool Climate Wine & provides winegrowers the opportunity to benchmark their wines amongst those from other Cool Climate Wine regions throughout Australia, NZ & globally.
Each year the ICCWS attracts more than 700 wines from around the world including sparkling wines, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir & Shiraz. For the 2022 Show, there will be a total of 38 Competition Classes including a new category highlighting Sustainability in the wine industry. We have introduced the 'Best Organic/Biodynamic Wine' Trophy, as we have had keen interest worldwide for this method of production - to be judged in association with the other classes. Many of the wines entered are from smaller vineyards where grapes are handpicked & wines handcrafted by winemakers with a passion for exploring terroir & the true expression of the grape.
The wines are assessed by a team of experienced & highly credentialled & panel of judges, currently working within the industry, from both Australia & overseas. For winemakers, this is an opportunity to benchmark in a show where “like is judged against like”; where elegant wines with restrained fruit are seen at their best; & where diversity is encouraged& rewarded.
For wine retailers, restauranteurs, sommeliers, wine writers, wine media, wine students & wine enthusiasts, here is an opportunity to taste an extraordinary breadth & depth of Cool Climate wines. This gives great brand exposure along with opportunities for networking, marketing & promotion to the wineries entering.
The upcoming Show to be held in May 2022, will be the 20th International Cool Climate Wine Show. The Show itself will be supported by a range of lead up events including education events for consumers and a trade symposium.
The program for 2022 Show is as follows:
3 Day Event held in May 2022 on the Mornington Peninsula (Date & Venue TBC soon)
This includes judging over 2 days by a team of 17 Judges followed by a Public Tasting Day – with 700 plus wines available for tasting.
Presentation Dinner in Melbourne on the 23rd June 2022.
The International Cool Climate Wine Show look forward to welcoming you to the 2022 Show.