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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 (ICCWS) is internationally recognised as Australia’s and the Southern Hemisphere’s foremost show for inspirational cool climate wines. 

Established in 2000, ICCWS celebrates its 23rd Show in 2024. 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, Argentina, Chile, the UK & others. The International contingency continues to grow year-on-year. 

The Show promotes excellence in Cool Climate Wine & provides winegrowers the opportunity to benchmark their wines against those from other Cool Climate Wine regions throughout Australia, NZ & globally. The event is held in Greater Melbourne, Australia.

Each year the ICCWS attracts more than 500 wines from around the world including sparkling wines, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Prosecco, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Dolcetto, Barolo, Riesling, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo & Riesling. For the 2024 Show, there will be a total of 39 Competition Classes. Recently, we have introduced the 'Best Organic 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 ICCWS is also recently introduced a new Category for Low or no Alcohol wines.
The wines are assessed by a team of experienced highly credentialed  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, restaurateurs, sommeliers, wine writers, wine media, wine students & wine enthusiasts, here is an opportunity to taste an extraordinary breadth & depth of Cool Climate wines. The ICCWS has a Cool Climate Wine Festival, giving great brand exposure along with opportunities for networking, marketing & promotion to the wineries entering.

The ICCWS partners with Showrunner to facilitate a new simple-to-use online entry system that will capture your information, receive your payment and provide acknowledgement of your entry to the 2024 ICCWS. Please note credit card payments will be processed in Australian Dollars (AUD).

Wine entries will open Monday 15 January 2024 and close Monday 24 June 2024.

Wines to be entered via Showrunner : 


The upcoming Show to be held on 24th - 26th July 2024 will be the 23rd International Cool Climate Wine Show. 

The program for 2024 Show is as follows:

  • 4 Day Event held on 24th - 26th July at Rosebud Country Club, on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula. This includes judging over 3 days by a team of expert & experienced Judges.

  • A Cool Climate Wine Festival is held on the 27th July and is open to the trade & public to attend.

  • Presentation Dinner in Melbourne, date TBA


​The International Cool Climate Wine Show look forward to welcoming you to the 2024 Show.
Any questions, please contact ICCWS Event Manager Kirsty Thomas-Thoeun -


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