Making Waves in London
09 Mar 2016
Hosted by twelve winemakers from the region, the latest wines emerging from this exciting cool maritime wine region will be on show, offering the opportunity to taste leading examples of these two varieties from Australia, as well as some rising stars.
Situated on the southern coast of Australia and only one hour south of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is surrounded by water on three sides, making it one of Australia’s true maritime wine regions. The climatic conditions of the region are influenced heavily by the cold waters of the Great Southern Ocean, leading to the cool ambient temperatures so necessary for premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines.
Since the first vines were planted over 40 years ago, the wines of Mornington Peninsula have grown in stature and pedigree, receiving accolades from many corners of the world during this time. Widely regarded as Australia’s most consistent region for premium Pinot Noir, the Chardonnay wines from the region are also benefiting from a resurgent interest, together with high quality Pinot Gris (the pioneering region for this variety in Australia).
As the region moves into its fifth decade and the vines continue to accumulate precious years, there is a tenable level of excitement and anticipation as the energy from consolidating knowledge is increasingly transferred into pushing boundaries in viticulture and winemaking in the region.
Winemakers will be present in the Exhibition Hall to pour their current releases and talk through the history and future of their wines. With over 50 wines on pour this is a fantastic opportunity to truly understand the quality and diversity of the Mornington Peninsula.
This is a trade event only.