Mornington Peninsula Vignerons WINE Show
24 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2027
2017 MPVA Wine Show - Entries are now open!
The 2017 MPVA Wine Show will be held at RACV Cape Schanck Resort on the following days:
Entries Open - 1 September 2017
Entries Close - 7 October 2017
Exhibit Delivery - 12 & 13 October 2017 - to MPVA office between 9am - 5pm
Judging: 24 -25 October 2017
Exhibitors Tasting (10-12) & Presentation Lunch (from 12noon): 27 October 2017
The Presentation lunch will be prepared by Josh Pelham (RACV), Tony Lee (Foxeys Hangout) and Guy Stanaway (Rare Hare) and once again with a special guest MC.
Full details and 2017 Schedule here.
2017 Chairman of Judges - Matt Harrop
Matt Harrop graduated from Roseworthy College, Australia’s first Agriculture school, in 1991 and has been the winemaker at Shadowfax Wines since its first vintage in 1999. 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 including the MPVA Wine Show from 2014.
Judges - Marcus Satchwell and Gabrielle Poy
2016 MPVA Wine Show 18-20 October
Congratulations to all 43 wineries participating in the third MPVA Wine Show this year. A record number of high scores of the 200 wines were received with accolades again for the record number of gold medals in 2015 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir classes as well as both the Shiraz classes. Philip Rich, Chairman of Judges, mentioned the high level of medals this year across the board and also commented on a second year of outstanding Shiraz wines. The Provenance Chardonnay and provenance Pinot Noir classes included three vintage of each wine submitted - 5 years between oldest and youngest for Chardionnay and 7 years for Pinot Noir. The summary of highlights are as follows:
Chardonnay Provenance Award - sponsored by Classic Oak Products (a puncheon) Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove – 2010, 2012 & 2015 Montalto ‘The Eleven’ Chardonnay (Runner up 2010, 2012 & 2015 Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Chardonnay)
Pinot Noir Provenance Award - sponsored by Graphix labels ($2000 label printing) Paringa Estate – 2009, 2014 & 2015 Paringa Estate Estate Pinot Noir (runner up Willow Creek Vineyard 2009, 2014 & 2015 Pinot Noir)
Current Vintage Chardonnay (2015) - sponsored by Tonnellerie de Mercurey (a barrique) 2015 Montalto Estate Chardonnay
Current Vintage Pinot Noir (2015) - sponsored by Saint Martin Australasia (a barrique) 2015 Garagiste Merricks Pinot Noir
Chairman’s Selection (other Variety/vintage) - sponsored by Vintessential ($1500 analytical services) 2016 Eldridge Estate PTG16
Provenance Chardonnay (Montalto represented by Anthony Jones, sponsored by Graphix Lables presented by Neil Fisher) & Provenance Pinot Noir (Paringa Estate Lindsay McCall sponsored by Classic Oak Products)
Current Vintage 2015 Chardonnay (Montalto represented by Anthony Jones and sponsored and presented by Nadege Carson, Tonnellerie Mercurey)
Current Vintage 2015 Pinot Noir (Garagiste Barney Flanders sponsored and presented by Jason King, Tonnellerie Sant Martin Australasia)
Chairman's Selection - 2016 Eldridge Estate PTG16 (Eldridge Estate David Lloyd sponsored and presented by Steve Byrnes, Vintessential)
2015 Mornington Peninsula Provenance....
Chardonnay Provenance Award - 2011 & 2014 Paringa Estate Chardonnay (runner-up 2010 & 2013 Willow Creek Vineyard Chardonnay) sponsored by Classic Oak Products
Pinot Noir Provenance Award - 2010 & 2014 Montalto “Merricks Block” Pinot Noir (runner-up 2010 & 2014 Paringa Estate Pinot Noir) sponsored by Graphix labels
Current Vintage Awards
Current Vintage Chardonnay - 2014 Foxeys Chardonnaysponsored by Tonnellerie de Mercurey
Current Vintage Pinot Noir - 2014 Paringa Estate Pinot Noir sponsored by Saint Martin Australasia
Chairman’s Selection (other Variety/vintage) - 2014 Merricks Estate Shiraz sponsored by Vintessential
MPVA WINE Show Presentation Lunch Visiting Chefs
This year we had two chefs working with the RACV Cape Schanck Chef (Andreas Koker) to create dishes to complement the wines and to provide regional food selections at the Presentation Lunch.
Both chefs may be new to some as they have both fairly recently taken on the Executive Chef positions at Montalto (Martin Webster) and Terminus, Flinders Hotel (Giuseppe Pisciotta). PLUS the wines served were the award winning wines from the Show.
Martin Webster – Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove www.montalto.com.au
Martin Webster is head chef at the hatted Montalto restaurant. His food showcases estate, local, and seasonal produce, mixing classical European training with creative flair and “a head to tail mentality where nothing goes to waste”. Martin is passionate about kitchen gardens, and is often found wandering Wendy’s Garden sourcing produce for the day’s menu.
Giuseppe Pisciotta – Terminus, Flinders Hotel www.flindershotel.com.au
Giuseppe was born in Southern Italy and served his apprenticeship in Italy, working at many well-known and highly regarded restaurants around Milan. After arriving in Australia in 2010 he continued to add some highly acclaimed restaurants to his resume. Giuseppe has been an integral part behind the success of Terminus at the Flinders Hotel and continues to challenge himself and the team with creative culinary flare.
The MPVA Wine Show is a regional wine show which aims to support excellence in the local wine industry. The objective is to show only Mornington Peninsula wines within a system which the Australian wine industry recognizes, and where we can ensure the integrity of the system within our region.
Local producers can receive realistic feedback from a panel of judges - a snapshot of the perceptions of wine can be useful to understand positioning of wine in the marketplace, for producers and consumers. The key regional potential is for all producers to engage within our region and to build on the strengths within – to encourage quality production and excellence on a consistent and high level - to be proud of these achievements.
The highlight will be the Provenance Awards, which will highlight regional excellence in quality and consistency over 2 vintages in Chardonnay and 2 vintages in Pinot Noir. This focuses on a winery’s consistent wine quality over a number of vintages and not just one exceptional wine.
The MPVA Wine Show Exhibitors Tasting and Presentation Lunch was held 23 October 2015 at RACV Cape Schanck – the top wines poured and the Provenance Awards announced.
The 2015 Awards presented will be:
Chardonnay Provenance Award - sponsored by Classic Oak Products (a puncheon)
Pinot Noir Provenance Award - sponsored by Graphix labels ($2000 label printing)
Current Vintage Chardonnay Award - sponsored by Tonnellerie de Mercurey (a barrique)
Current Vintage Pinot Noir - sponsored by Saint Martin Australasia (a barrique)
Chairman's Selection - other - - sponsored by Vintessential ($1500 analytical services)