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

As with the main Public Tasting, the VIP tasting will offer you the chance to taste wines from many classes, including; Sparkling wines, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and other varietals such as Viognier and Gewürztraminer.  VIP ticket holders will also gain access to the tasting room 30 minutes prior to the Public Tasting ticket holders, receive access to the VIP Tasting lounge with seating and tasty finger foods and this year, VIP's will be able to attend 1 of 2 mini Masterclasses (select ONE Masterclass to attend below) held during the tasting.  Each mini Masterclasses will run for approximately 45 minutes.  One will focus on specifically selected Mornington Peninsula wines entered in the 2020 show and the other will focus on other specifically selected wines from our event, from outside of the Mornington Peninsula region.  


Bookings for the mini masterclasses are essential and must be made when booking your VIP ticket.  If you do not register, we will presume you do not wish to attend them.  PLEASE NOTE : Each mini masterclass is limited to 25 participants only.  Bookings are "first in, best dressed". Only ONE mini Masterclass per person can be booked.

The depth and breadth of the wine on show is vast. Many wines come from boutique vineyards which produce small commercial quantities, so this is your chance to seek out some outstanding but lesser known labels.


When:     Saturday 30th May, 2020 

Where:    Mornington Racing Club, entry off Racecourse Road (Melway 146 B3).

Time:      1 pm to 3.30 pm

Cost:      $50.00 per person (please note you must be 18+ to attend)



  • Complimentary tasting glass to keep

  • Access to the VIP Only room

  • Access to ONE of two "Mini Masterclasses" : 1.15 pm & 2.15 pm 

  • Access to the Public Tasting - including access 30 minutes prior to the general public tasting ticket holders. 

  • The right to vote for the People's Choice Award 

  • Finger food, tea & coffee


Dress code is smart casual.  No thongs or singlets please.

VIP Public Tasting

  • You are required to provide a ticket at the door.  However, a full list of names, including the number of tickets purchased, will be at the door if an issue arises.  If you do not bring a ticket, proof of ID (of the purchaser) will be requested.  We strongly advise you to bring a copy of your ticket order receipt with you, to save time and issues.

  • This is an 18+ only event.  No children will be allowed to attend, even if a ticket has been purchased.  This is due to liquor licencing laws.