16th International Cool Climate Wine Show



Over the past 15 years the International Cool Climate Wine Show has grown to be recognised as Australia’s premier show of its type, attracting exhibitors from around the world and annually showcasing more than 600 wines across 25 categories.

An internationally respected judging panel, fantastic venues and consistent attraction of some of the world’s leading cool climate winemakers have all contributed to one of the most esteemed wine events staged in Australia.

This wine show provides an opportunity, for small wineries in particular, to benchmark against some of the best cool climate wines internationally.

Each year, the Show grows in stature, attracting greater numbers of exhibitors and attendees at the public events which form part of the program.

An event of this quality can only be undertaken with a dedicated team of committee volunteers, event planners and supporting partners.  


The Show Committee has embarked upon a range of innovative initiatives to enhance the quality and the profile of the International Cool Climate Wine Show to create an exciting, sustainable future for this event over the next 15 years. These initiatives will create a superb, exciting event but unfortunately will not be fully in place for a few months.

To fully capitalise on this new direction, it has been decided to defer the International Cool Climate Wine Show to 23rd-27th  May 2016. The committee is proud of the quality of the Show, and determined it best to cancel the 2015 event (before entries closed) in order to stage an event that will be bigger and better than ever in 2016.


These changes being made have already guaranteed new and increasing support for the 2016 event. Key initiatives planned to underpin the 2016 International Cool Climate Wine Show include:

  • A new website to underpin the Show with greater information about the participants, the judges and cool climate wines in general. It will generate greater visibility for cool climate wines, and for entrants, winners and sponsors.
  • A full program of social media over many months in the lead up to the Show -  including facebook presence, instagram and twitter profiling for the event itself, and entrants.
  • A targeted and expansive media program to attract wine and food media to the events and specifically to enhance the profile and understanding of cool climate wines and the leaders in this field.
  • A new collaborative role with the Mornington Peninsula tourism industry to promote the International Cool Climate Wine Show via the Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism public relations campaign, its networks and social media.
  • Increasing attendance of key decision makers from the local tourism industry (including food and wine venue operators) at the Public Tasting night and at the final Awards dinner. This partnership has already been agreed with Mornington Peninsula Tourism.
  • Negotiating an opportunity for photographs on judging days and interviews with the Head judge and Panel chairs.
  • The ability to access comments from an expert panel of judges.
  • Increasing incentives and attendance at the Masterclass from the hospitality industry.


Wine Show                Monday 23rd May, Tuesday 24th May.
Public Tasting           Tuesday 24th May
Awards Dinner          Friday 27th May
Masterclass               Monday 30th May

The committee is excitedly rolling out these initiatives to ensure the continued high profile of cool climate wines in general and of the International Cool Climate Wine Show in particular. The heightened visibility and advance promotion planned will underpin a fabulous 2016 Show. We apologise for any inconvenience this change in direction may have caused you and we look forward to your continuing support in 2016.

Kind Regards,

The International Cool Climate Wine Show Committee

International Cool Climate Wine Show Committee

Email: iccws@redhillshow.com.au

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