The Australian Pinot Noir Challenge 2018

Entries Now Open for the 2018 Australian Pinot Noir Challenge

Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association (MPVA) is excited to announce the second annual Australian Pinot Noir Challenge (APNC). The APNC will be open to all Australian Pinot Noir producers and judging will be held on 13 & 14 August 2018 on the Mornington Peninsula...more Schedule & entry online at  

Entries close Wednesday 11 July 2018

Exhibits must be delivered during the period: Monday 23 July –6 August 2018 Judging will take place on Monday 13 & 14 August 2018 Trophy announcement will be on Saturday 18 August 2018 at the Presentation Dinner in Melbourne. This year top wines from each region and overall Trophy winner will be announced at the Dinner.   Chair of Judges Philip Rich anticipates the APNC will grow in 2018, with an even stronger response expected in its second year. "The regional spread and number of wines entered was fantastic in year one. This year, we want to encourage all pinot noir producing regions to grow their representation and further showcase the great depth and breadth of Australian pinot noir,” he explains. - Philip Rich, Chairman of Judges, May 2018

Recent Posts

Mermerus Vineyard wins Cool Climate Award

Big congratulations to Paul Champion and Mermerus Vineyard! The Mermerus 2017 Pinot won the trophies for Best Australian Wine, Best Wine in Show and Best Red Wine in Show at the Mornington Peninsula Cool Climate International Wine Show recently.

Pinot Noir Wine Syposium

The AWRI will present a Pinot Noir Wine Symposium at Marnong Estate, Mickleham on 4 July 2019. The full-day symposium will cover the latest research and technology relevant to Pinot Noir grapegrowers and producers as well as marketing information. Wine Australia will...