news events lifestyle , 31st Oct 2017

3 ways to do Melbourne Cup right

Posted by Kitty

3 ways to do Melbourne Cup right

It’s time to get ready for Melbourne Cup day. Whether you are enthusiastic about the race or not so much, it’s still a great excuse to get out of the office for an afternoon of bubbles, fashion (those bizarre hats!) and a “long lunch” you-never-return-to-work-from. 

From 3 hour wine and cheese delivery, trivia to a Prosecco bar we have you covered to do Melbourne Cup day right. 

Fun and games | Wine trivia

You don’t need to be a racing enthusiast to celebrate Melbourne Cup. Instead of watching the race, get your competitive streak on by hosting a house/office party with games and wine of course!

Host a wine trivia session or pick a theme and put your brain to the test when you’re 5 glasses of vino in. (disclaimer: the results may scare you) It ain’t trivia without a prize, a boozey prize is highly recommended. The NV Veneto Prosecco is our top pick with its fresh citrus flavours, nothing says you’re a winner more than bubbles.

Note to winner: It might be tempting to make it rain with Prosecco and spray it around the office, but we highly discourage it - you won’t be a winner in the boss’s eyes.

Need some inspo for wine trivia questions? Check out the Decanter quiz about Aussie wine.

Escape the crowd | Wine and cheese delivery  

For those looking to avoid the crowds on Melbourne Cup, we have good news for you. We now offer wine and cheese deliveries within 10km of the Sydney CBD - within 3hrs*. We know - it’s both exciting and terrifying...exciting because your cravings are our command and terrifying because summer is around the corner and we’re all about that summer bod.

Whether you are after catering for 10, 20 , 30 people or just for yourself (because treat yo self!) we have you covered. Customise your own wine and cheese box or choose from our curated catering packs. We have a selection of delicious premium wines and imported fine cheeses that we can deliver straight to your door.

This way you can throw a party with class and ease from the comfort of your office or home wine and food sorted. You’re welcome.

Check out all our catering options here.

Social butterfly | Prosecco bar 

Close that laptop, shut that computer down and get out of the office. Drop into the Handpicked Cellar Door for an afternoon of fine wine, cheese and company with your work mates or friends. Your partner in wine is not available? No worries - our friendly somms make excellent company and will chat to you about the delicious wines, wine regions, cheeses or wherever the convo takes you after a few wines in.

Need more convincing? For one day only at the cellar door, we are dedicating a whole bar to bubbles - the Prosecco bar (our full wine menu is still available if you want to mix it up)...and guess who’s back, back again? Our Prosé cocktail minus the DIY element. 

Prosecco bar menu:

  • Prosé Cocktail - Prosecco and lemon sorbet garnished with fairy floss and edible flowers
  • Pink Prosecco - Prosecco with rose infused syrup 
  • Prosecco. Duh.


Prosecco Bar will only be available on Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 7 November, 2017.

If you are planning to come into the cellar door on Melbourne Cup, booking is highly recommended as we are filling up fast. You can book by calling our cellar door team on 9392 9190 or emailing

 *We can only deliver catering packages to addresses within 10km of the Sydney CBD. If you live outside of the radius but would like to pick up from the Handpicked Cellar Door, please add a note in the 'Order Instructions/Comments' when checking out. For more information on express shipping visit our FAQs


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