Australian Cool Climate Wine Show at Murrumbateman
The Australian Cool Climate Wine Show
began its life in 1999 and was born out of the vision and
commitment that a small band of local Murrumbateman region
grape growers and winemakers had to create a wine show
that was truly dedicated to benchmarking the unique wine
styles produced from cool climate wine regions. 2014 Show - Key events & dates
Only wines that are produced from grapes grown in cool climates are eligible to enter the Australian Cool Climate Wine Show. For the purposes of judging, the Australian Cool Climate Wine Show Committee defines a cool climate as one that experiences, on average, less than 1600-day degrees during the growing season.
But what's so special about cool climate wines?
While the majority of wine grapes in Australia are grown in warmer regions, many of Australia's super-premium, world class wines come from cooler regions. Experts attribute this to the slow ripening and accumulation of flavours promoted by cool conditions prior to harvest.
Experts acknowledge that wines from cooler climates ripen slower and develop a more elegant fruit. Cooler temperatures mean a longer ripening period, which results in a more even development of flavour and sugar and cool nights also ensure the grapes retain their natural acidity - crucial for wines to taste 'fresh' and to have a chance of ageing.
The Australian Cool Climate Wine Show week culminates with two major public events:
Awards Presentation from 6.30 pm Friday 26 September. The Murrumbateman Winery, McIntosh Circuit. Substantial canapes and award-winning wines, smart casual. $50 pp and bookings are essential.
The Public Tasting from 11am to 4pm, Saturday 28th September at the Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds Hall. Come and taste the huge variety of wines on show from cool climate regions from around Australia. Tickets are $15 each and bookings are recommended. Free tea and coffee is available for non-tasters. "Lucky Dip" pre-packed cases of mixed wines from the show are available on the day. Please note that only ticket holders can be admitted to the hall and children will not be admitted. There is a grassed area close by for children to play.
For all enquiries and ticket sales for both the Awards Presentation and the Public Tasting phone 02 62270358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay with us and experience everything the region has to offer www.murrumbateman.org.au/accommodation.htm and if you’re visiting the region, make sure to stock up at the Murrumbateman Farmers Market every second and fourth Saturday. Everything from coffee, fruit and veg, pastries, local wine of course, alpacas, all things wood and did we mention coffee? Check out the details at www.murrumbatemanfarmersmarket.com
2 September - 27 September
Entries Close 8 August 2014 Exhibits to arrive by
16 September 2014
22-26 September 2014
2014 11am - 4 pm
Friday 26 September 2014 - 7 pm
2014 Show - Key events & dates