It’s no secret the Mornington Peninsula produce outstanding wines and local radio station RPP FM team members paid a visit to the Public Tasting at the International Cool Climate Wine Show last week where local wineries featured on the 2013 Winners Medal List.
Steve Robin, Project Manager of the Wine Show said in an interview on RPP FM’s Breakfast with Johnno & Marzy program, “That Judges have to retain a photographic memory as they taste and judge over 260 world class wines recalling each one by number.”
The Red Hill Agricultural & Horticultural Society established the International Cool Climate Wine Show 13 years ago and has increased in popularity with local and international winemakers, vineyard owners, sommeliers and wine enthusiasts.
Mornington Peninsula wineries to top the 2013 trophy list was Montalto for their 'Estate' Chardonnay 2012, winning four trophies including best Mornington Peninsula White, and Foxey’s for their Red Fox Pinot Noir 2012 (tying with Red Hill Estate’s ‘P&Q’ Chardonnay 2011) as the People’s Choice Award, winning Best Mornington Peninsula Red.
The trophy for Best Wine of the Show went to Adelaide Hills winery, Honey Moon Vineyard for their 2010 Shiraz.
A total of 130 wineries participated and received 28 Gold, 81 Silver and 193 Bronze medals.
Committee Chair Liz Dart deemed the show ‘the best ever’.
For more details go to website: www.coolclimatewineshow.org.au
Pictured: International Cool Climate Wine Show Project Manager, Steve Robin tasting local wines.
Words by Debra Mar
Photography: Rab Siddhi