The team at the Australian Cool Climate Wine Show hopes that you and your families are all safe and well.
During these difficult and challenging times, many families and businesses across the nation are doing it tough. The team at the ACCWS continue to actively review the medical and government advice on the COVID-19 situation and the potential impacts to our show. At this stage, we believe that we can still run the successful judging week component to the 2020 Show. We believe that running the show and awarding medals and trophies to exhibitor entries is one initiative that cool climate wine producers will be looking for in order to drive momentum to their wine sales, as consumers emerge from these challenging times.
The public events of our Wine Show are normally an important part of the show’s success. Clearly in the current circumstances, we have reviewed the potential health and safety impacts to the public events. After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with the Long Table Luncheon event for the 2020 Wine Show. We are however keeping an open mind in regards to the Public Tastings. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and as time gets closer to the wine show week, we will make a determination at that stage on whether to proceed with the Public Tastings.