The 20th anniversary of the Geelong Wine Show is set to be held over October 16-17 at Waurn
Ponds Estate, bringing together producers from across the Geelong wine region to showcase the quality and diversity of their wines.
As one of the standout regional wine shows in Australia, the Geelong Wine Show aims to
promote excellence in wine growing in the region, broadly promote the wines of the region to
the wine trade and wine drinking public, to identify the best wines of the region each year, as well as fostering links between sponsors and the wine industry.
Jo Wealands of Wine Geelong said that the event also provided an essential benchmarking
opportunity in the wine industry, with esteemed winemaker and wine show judge Robert Paul
returning as Chief Judge for 2018.
“We place a key emphasis on using the Geelong Wine Show as a learning and development
opportunity for the region’s winegrowers. Entrants are provided with written feedback that can be drawn upon for future wine-making decisions.
“An opportunity is also provided through the Associate Judging Program for an aspiring Geelong winemaker to obtain a mentored judging experience both at the Geelong and Victorian Wine Shows in 2018.”
The Geelong Wine Show culminates in an Awards Dinner to present and showcase the medal
winners, with inductions to the Geelong Wine Industry Hall of Fame also taking place. Hosted by popular comedian and presentor Ash Williams, the dinner will be held at Truffleduck on October 20 with a limited number of tickets available.
The public will also have the opportunity to discover the gold medal-winning wines with a public tasting event held at iconic venue Geelong Cellar Door, in the recently rejuvenated Lt Malop Street precinct.
2017 saw more than 55 Geelong wine producers enter the Geelong Wine Show with 19 gold medals awarded to wines scoring 95 points or more, and 107 medals awarded in total.
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