Mornington Peninsula Vignerons WINE Show
24 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2027
2017 MPVA Wine Show
The 2017 MPVA Wine Show was held at RACV Cape Schanck Resort 24 - 27 October 2017
Exhibitors Tasting & Presentation Lunch on 27 October 2017 with Guest MC Lawrence Mooney (or was it Malcom Turnbull?)
The Presentation lunch was created & prepared by Josh Pelham (RACV), Tony Lee (Foxeys Hangout) and Guy Stanaway (Rare Hare).
Matt Harrop (Chairman) Matt Harrop graduated from Roseworthy College, Australia’s first Agriculture school, in 1991 and has been recently appointed the winemaker at Curly Flat. He lives on a property near Lancefield in the Macedon ranges with his family, a small Chardonnay vineyard, and a very friendly flock of sheep. Matt has judged at many wine shows across Australia.
Celebrating 20 vintages both here and abroad in 2017, Marcus is passionate about making wines that speak of South Gippsland and the dirt in which they’re grown. A brief and memorable meeting with Pinot Noir in the Yarra Valley back in ’97 has now turned in to a full-blown obsession with the grape and handcrafting wines with soul as part of the Dirty Three winemaking project.
A vital member of the well-oiled wine team on Spring Street at City Wine Shop, Gabrielle has travelled extensively to further her knowledge and understanding of the vagaries of wine. Conquering New Zealand, Italian and Spanish vintages, and also the difficult questions of her customers has seen her fast become one of the best Sommeliers in the country.
Associate Judges - Adam Paleg and Roscoe Halligan
2017 Wine Show Awards
Congratulations to all 35 wineries participating in the fourth MPVA Wine Show this year. The Provenance Chardonnay and Provenance Pinot Noir classes included three vintage of each wine submitted - 5 years between oldest and youngest for Chardonnay and 7 years for Pinot Noir. The summary of highlights are as follows:
2017 Chardonnay Provenance Award - sponsored by Classic Oak Products (a puncheon) Willow Creek Vineyard - 2012, 2015, 2016 Willow Creek Vineyard Chardonnay (runners up - 2012, 2015, 2016 Dexter Chardonnay 2011, 2013, 2015 and Yal Yal Road Chardonnay. Presented by Steven Bolton to Geraldine McFaul.
2017 Pinot Noir Provenance Award - sponsored by Graphix labels ($2000 label printing) Paringa Estate – 2010, 2015, 2016 Paringa Estate The Paringa Pinot Noir (runner up2010, 2015, 2016 Willow Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir). Presented by Neil Fisher to Lindsay McCall.
Current Vintage Chardonnay (2016) - sponsored by Tonnellerie de Mercurey (a barrique) 2016 Montalto 'Estate' Chardonnay. Presented By Nadege Sune to Simon Black.
Current Vintage Pinot Noir (2016) - sponsored by Saint Martin Australasia (a barrique + a trip to South Africa Pinot Challenge) 2016 Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Pinot Noir. Presented by Garry King to Tom Carson.
Chairman’s Selection (other Variety/vintage) - sponsored by Vintessential ($1500 analytical services) 2015 Baillieu Shiraz. Presented by Greg Howell to Pat Kettlewell.