In 1999, a group of visionary members of the Red Hill Agricultural & Horticultural Society, the MPVA and other like minded people, established the Cool Climate Wine Show on the Mornington Peninsula, with the stated aims to raise the profile of cool climate wines; compare “like with like” in an open, fair competition format and emphasise the styles predominantly produced from grapes grown in cool climates.
Involved from the initial planning of the event, Liz was the President of the first Committee which also included experienced wine interests and the expertise of professional event managers.
Liz has continued her association with the Wine Show to this day as a Committee Member, Chairman, current Secretary and, equally importantly, behind the scenes washing glasses at the event. Her formal qualifications are in Advertising Art and Journalism.
Liz has had a lifetime of involvement with local community organisations concerned with care for the environment; social welfare; pre-school and school Councils; local events, the Show Horse Council of Victoria and the Red Hill Show.
She has worked for Public Relations companies; the Royal Children’s Hospital; as the Development Officer for St Paul’s School “Minimbah” and “Woodleigh” and in the Electorate Office of the local MP.
Liz is proud of the solid contribution the ICCWS has made to the Mornington Peninsula wine industry, visitation to the Peninsula and the broader wine loving community.
Liz was awarded Life Membership to the ICCWS in September 2018.
Current Vice President
Kevin's first formal introduction to wine was with a Wine Tasting Class undertaken by Jenny Polack in the late 90’s. Since then he has taken many opportunities to better appreciate wines in general but particularly, cool climate wines.
Kevin is very happy to be combining with such an enthusiastic Committee of Management and Event Managers to:
Provide a wine show where local producers can compare their wines against other cool climate wines from around the world
Provide opportunities to further promote the importance of cool climate wines in the wine industry
Provide opportunities to enable individuals to participate in Wine Show Judging at all levels
Kevin was awarded Life Membership to the ICCWS in June 2019.
Current Online / Web Manager
Past Treasurer, Past Secretary, & Past C.O.M. Member
Caroline came to the ICCWS through her involvement as the Treasurer for the Red Hill Agricultural & Horticultural Show. She was involved with the ICCWS from 2004 until July 2020.
Caroline has filled many roles within the ICCWS, including being a Committee Member, Treasurer, Secretary, Social Media Manager and Website Manager,
Caroline has enjoyed being involved with many of the sub-committees and helps plan and run the public events. She has even found a new skill in drying glasses!
Along with holding a Marketing Degree, and running her own business for over 20 years, Caroline's current experience with social media / information systems, and her past involvement as a Treasurer, not only with the Red Hill Show, but also for the local Bendigo Bank Board (where she was also a Director and Company Secretary) meant she was able to bring many different skills to the COM.
Caroline was awarded Life Membership to the ICCWS in June 2019.