AUSTRALIAN
PINOT NOIR
CHALLENGE
2021

Showcasing the depth and breadth of Australian Pinot Noir regions.

The Australian Pinot Noir Challenge celebrates
Pinot Noir in all its forms.

Australia is home to pinot noir growers and makers persistently seeking a more pure expression of their sites and the variety.

The advancement the Australian wine community has made in understanding all the variables which make pinot noir in Australia something truly remarkable, is outstanding.

Over three decades, the pinot noir community across regions has been brought together by a shared passion to improve, innovate and learn how to achieve pinot noir wines of superior quality. They have become a cohesive, intimate community determined to bring Australian pinot noir to a level which is world class.

The Australian Pinot Noir Challenge celebrates this achievement and all the elements which makes Australian pinot noir such a captivating, ethereal and elegant wine.

The challenge will bring the best of Australia’s pinot noirs to the attention of industry and consumers and help inform wine lovers about what makes Australian pinot noir distinctive and remarkable.

ENTRIES OPEN

"The Australian Pinot Noir Challenge is owned by all Pinot Noir producers; it is valuable recognition of the variety and a brilliant chance to showcase wines from across Australia. To have a range of regions share ideas and work together highlights the industry’s collegiate spirit."

Lindsay McCall, APNC Chair

The 2021 Competition

Utilising Australia’s best judging talent to critically assess each wine using Australia’s established ASVO standards, regional classifications apply to ensure we find the best pinot noir wines of each region.

The top gold of each region is eligible to win the Australian Pinot Noir Challenge Trophy of the year with industry and public promotion of the winners of each region and the Australian Pinot Noir Challenge Trophy.

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Our Judging
Panel

A stellar line up of some of the best wine judges and winemakers in the country will select regional champions which then compete for Australia’s finest Pinot Noir. Chair of Judges will be David Bicknell who will adjudicate over two panels:

Panel A Chair: Simon Steele; judges Sarah Fagan & Matt Harrop; associates Jonathon Mattick & Xavier Vigier

Panel B Chair: Steve Flamsteed; judges Tom Carson & Marcus Satchell; associates Isabelle Agnes & Chris Strickland

“The results highlight the excitement, diversity and depth of pinot noir in Australia, and we are incredibly excited about the future of the challenge. We were really pleased with the support of the industry in the challenge’s inaugural year and look forward to building on these fantastic results.”

Philip Rich, Chair of Judges 2016 – 2019

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