The Australian Cool Climate Wine Show (ACCWS) began when local Murrumbateman region grape growers and winemakers wanted to showcase the unique wines produced in the cooler climates of Australia. Their vision was to provide an opportunity for small wineries to benchmark their wines against the best in Australia. Experts believe the slow ripening and accumulation of flavours promoted by cool conditions prior to harvest are why so many of Australia’s super-premium, world class wines come from cooler regions. Wines entered into the ACCWS can only be produced from regions where, on average, they experience less than 1600-day degrees during the growing season. Now with over 600 entries, the style of wines at the show range from sparkling to dessert wines and you have the opportunity to sample them all. Held from 19 to 24 September 2016 at the Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds, the ACCWS is just half an hour from serviced apartments Canberra.
Australian Cool Climate Wine Show Masterclasses
Masterclasses are held over the 6 day event where you have the opportunity to learn how to taste wine like a professional and find out how the judges decide on the winning wines. Certified Sommeliers and wine educators will take you on a journey to experience the best of the cool climate wines in a relaxing setting.
Australian Cool Climate Wine Show Awards (ACCWS Awards)
A highlight of the event is the ACCWS Awards night where the winners will be announced. Ticket holders to the smart casual event will be the first to hear who the winners are, be able to sample the award winning wines and mingle with the ACCWS judges. Tickets are available for the Awards night only, or make a weekend of it with one of the three event packages.
Australian Cool Climate Wine Show Public Tasting
Discover new wines or reconnect with your favourites at the public tasting held after the winners are announced at the ACCWS Awards night. Tickets allow you to sample wines from 11am to 4pm and enjoy some rustic nibbles. All the grape varieties will be available from sparkling varieties and classic whites to Pinot Noirs and Shiraz Viogniers. Make sure to pre-purchase your tickets and book your local accommodation early so you can truly enjoy the first class wines that the cool climates of Australia have to offer.
Serviced Apartments Canberra
The Pacific Suites Canberra, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member offer wine show attendees’ comfortable accommodation just half an hour from the Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds where the show is held. The serviced apartments Canberra offer private balconies, kitchen facilities, an outdoor pool, fitness centre and free Wi-Fi. Secure your ACCWS tickets, and accommodation early before they both sell out!