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

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