Pinot Celebration Australia - 8 & 9 February 2019
08 Feb 2019 - 09 Feb 2019
Join us at the 2019 Pinot Celebration, on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula for two days and nights of Pinot Noir.
We will be exploring the stories of Pinot Noir – told by the growers, the winemakers, Masters of Wine, the sommeliers and the wine writers that have been captivated by this wonderful and elusive grape variety.
Over the course of two days we will gather across a number of venues to taste and discuss more than 100 pinot noirs from the Mornington Peninsula, from Victoria, from Australia and from around the world. Yes there will be Burgundy, but that is just one chapter in the tale. Pinots from all the best places in the world will tell you their story through colour, perfume and taste!
Lunch on the foreshore, and two fabulous celebratory dinners will round out the two day extravaganza.
Full immersion Pinot Noir. Are you ready?
Held on February 8 and 9, 2019 at the newly built RACV Cape Schanck Resort
More details & bookings here from 1 July 2018
In 2017 :The alchemy of Pinot Noir... ... people place and time
...2017 guest Jamie Goode, 9 brackets of special wine, inspired dinners at selected wineries, an exceptional farewell Dinner experience and 2 days of celebrating with pinot producers, lovers of Pinot, wine journalists and those who want to find out more...
This biennial event was hosted at the Mornington Peninsula RACV Cape Schanck Resort and various local winery restaurants. Once again a wide range of Australian Pinot Noir was featured in a Walkabout Tasting, and included in wine brackets selected by media commentators and sommeliers, from a strong 2015 Mornington Peninsula vintage selection. Guest international & Australian media and producers joined those who simply want to celebrate Pinot Noir and the enchanting & powerful transformation of these grapes into wine.
Jamie Goode hosted the Celebration and presented his selection of Pinot Noir from around the world. The international selection included wines from Burgundy, featuring a sensational line up from two exceptional Domaines – Méo Camuzet represented by Jean Nicolas Méo as well as Comte de Vogüe represented by Francois Millet.
Jamie also created a couple of short videos when here ...more
Mornington Peninsula Session on day 2 featured Jamie Goode, Kate McIntyre MW, Jane Faulkner, Philip Rich, 12 Mornington Peninsula wienmakers and representatives from 6 markets around the world, who all tasted the wines...view here
Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration PROGRAM outline follows, and may be subject to minor adjustments.
Friday 10 February 2017
8am - Registration
9am - Official opening and welcome Keynote Speaker
9.30 - 10.30 Jamie's Selection
11 – 12.30 2014 & 2015 MP Pinot Project - Exploring Terroir
12.30 -1.45 Group A – Australian Walkabout/lunch
1.30 -2.45 Group B - lunch/Australian Walkabout
3 – 4 Reinvention - The Lure of Pinot Noir
4.30 - 5.30pm - Burgundy - Domaine Meo Camuzet
6.30pm - Dinner at 4 Winery Restaurants
Saturday 11 February 2017
9 - 9.15 A USA perspective - Joe Czerwinski
9 .15 - 10.15 Words on Pinot Noir
10.15 - 11 Break
11 - 12.30 Mornington Peninsula Now
12.30 -1.30 Lunch
2.00 - 2.30 Working with Pinot Noir
2.30 - 3.00 Break
3.00 - 4.00 Burgundy - Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue
4.00 - 4.30 Conclusion
6.30pm - Transport to Dinner
7 for 7.30pm Farewell Dinner
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 - the next in February 2017.
Many thanks to our very supportive sponsors:
MPIPNC15 with keynote speaker Tim Atkin MW, key international producers Alain & Sophie Meunier
MPIPNC13 with keynote speaker Jasper Morris MW, key international producers 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
MPIPNC2007 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