Established in 2000, the International Cool Climate Wine Show (ICCWS) is internationally recognised as Australia’s foremost show for inspirational cool climate wines, attracting more than 600 entries from the cool climate regions in Australia, as well as across the world, including New Zealand, Italy, and France.  Many of them are from smaller vineyards where grapes are handpicked and wines handcrafted by winemakers with a passion for exploring terroir and the true expression of the grape.

For winemakers, this is an opportunity to benchmark in a show where ‘like is judged against like’, where elegant wines with restrained fruit are seen at their best, and where diversity is encouraged and rewarded.

Entries have now opened for the 2018 ICCWS and all the details regarding classes for entry, conditions of entry and regulations, wine deliveries, and the entry form are located on our website at

We’d love for you to share information about the ICCWS with your members and followers, and list our event details on your website, so all the important dates are listed below, along with our flyer for the wine entries.

Our target audience for the ICCWS are wine industry businesses, wine enthusiasts, restaurateurs, sommeliers, and media. Our media partner, Mornington Peninsula News Group, is working closely with us to promote the ICCWS across their various media platforms, and we’d also like to have a presence through wine industry organisations such as yours.

If you require any further information please contact our Event Manager, Paula Creek on or call 0404 468 286.

Important Dates


Entries OPEN – 1 December 2017

Early bird special – 1 December 2017 until 31 January  2018

Entries CLOSE – 22 April 2018

WINE JUDGING – Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 May 2018

Mornington Racing Club (judges only)
320 Racecourse Rd
Mornington VIC 3931

​PUBLIC TASTING – Tuesday 22 May 2018 – 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Mornington Racing Club
320 Racecourse Rd
Mornington VIC 3931

AWARDS DINNER – Friday 25 May 2018 – 7pm

Mornington Racing Club
320 Racecourse Rd
Mornington VIC 3931

MASTER CLASS – Monday 28 May 2018 – 12pm to 2pm

William Angliss Restaurant
550 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000