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Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration

When: 06 Feb 2015 > 07 Feb 2015

Tickets available NOW for the seventh Celebration - to book simply go to the end of this page and book online or phone (03) 5989 2377.

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The 2015 Celebration will be held at RACV Cape Schanck once again, on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th February 2015. Two days of tasting Pinot Noir as well as lunches and Dinners at various wineries, and a program of activities will be offered in the days pre and post Celebration for those who can stay longer.

At past Celebrations, Pinot Noir from many corners of the earth have come together to party with Mornington Peninsula Pinots. In 2015, Mornington Peninsula Vignerons will be bringing it all back home, focussing on the soil, aspect, climate and nuances of site that come together to create the infinite variety that is great pinot noir.  Our keynote speaker Tim Atkin MW will help to guide us through the two days, with his own take on the concept of terroir, and the line up of wines and people in 2015 will not disappoint. In 2015, the Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration will focus on the maturation and evolution of Australian Pinot Noir in all its glory, and on a world stage.

Bookings available from 1 July 2014. Early bird cost $990 including all tastings, lunches & dinners - pre October 2014 or $1089 if after October.

The MP Celebration is based at RACV Cape Schanck and delegates will be provided with bus transport to any activities outside the venue during the two days. Accommodation is available at RACV Cape Schanck...details here or visit Places to Stay in the region...pre Celebration options

Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration PROGRAM as follows

DAY 1:      Friday 6 February 2015   

8am          Registration at RACV Cape Schanck
9am          Official opening, welcome & introduction to theme 
9.30          2014 Pinot Project - one winemaker 6 vineyards
10.30         Australian Walkabout Tasting - a feast of Pinots from around the country

1pm          lunch at one of four winery restaurants
2.30          Winery & vineyard sessions at the source - 8 locations
7.30          Shed Pinot party at mystery location, including a regional tasting of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir from participating Mornington Peninsula wineries

Day 2:      Saturday 7 February 2015

 9.00          Tim Atkin MW - keynote address followed by Tim's tipple of 6 Pinots from around the world
11am         Writers corner selection - six wine communicators select and present one most memorable Australian Pinot Noir
12.30         Mornington Peninsula now - a selection
2.30           Australia's Pinot Pioneers - six blokes and their wines
4pm           Burgundy: Jean-Jacques Confuron - with Sophie Meunier
5pm           Conclusion

7.30pm       Farewell Dinner at Port Phillip Estate, Red Hill


A biennial event hosted by the Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association (MPVA) since 2003. Pinot Noir from around the world is tasted by national and international wine media alongside producers and lovers of Pinot from the US, France, New Zealand and Australia, over the two days of the conference. The two days of Celebration included structured tastings with each session lead by a panel of Pinot producers, writers and thinkers. Tickets include all tastings, lunches, and dinners at selected winery restaurants. Usually held in February

The Mornington Peninsula Celebration is held in the region every two years.

MPIPNC13 with keynote speaker Jasper Morris MW, key international prodcuers Domain J Grivot, Calera, Littorai, Burn Cottage.

MPIPNC11 with keynote speaker Allen Meadows, key international producers Domaine de Montille, Serafin, Chehalem, Windy Oaks, Dry River.

MPIPNC2009 with keynote speaker Jancis Robinson, key international producers Domaine Mugnier, Domaine Violot0Guillemard, Quails Gate, Escarpment, Pyramid Valley

with keynote speaker Matthew Jukes, key international producers Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Cristom, Kosta Browne, Felton Road, Mountford

MPIPNC2005 with keynote speaker Matt Kramer, key international producers Domaine de la Vougerai, Merry Edwards, Domaine Serene, Muddy Water, Ata Rangi, Valli

MPIPNC2003 with keynote speaker James Halliday, key international producers Domaine Armand-Rousseau, Elk Cove, Mount Edward, Tandem, Escarpment

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MPIPNC15 - Friday 6 February & Saturday 7 February 2015

Tickets for MP International Pinot Noir Celebration include the 2 day program at RACV Cape Schanck Resort plus all lunches & dinners - $990 early bird, pre October 2014; $1089 post October. Book online below or if you experience any difficulty phone (03) 5989 2377 or email


Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association PO Box 282 Red Hill South 3937 Call: 03 5989 2377