events , 6th Mar 2018

Return of Wine Wedding to Melbourne for Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Posted by Kitty

Return of Wine Wedding to Melbourne for Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

We're celebrating our premium cool-climate wine releases with an annual ‘Wine Wedding’ party. This will be held at the pristine Handpicked Capella Vineyard, Mornington Peninsula (not usually open to the public), for the very first time on Saturday 24 March as part of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2018. One day only - don't miss out!

What is a Wine Wedding?

A wine tasting event in the form of a mock wedding ceremony, to celebrate Handpicked’s love for wine, as well as the union of Pinot Noir and Marsanne in the limited edition Handpicked x Romance Was Born Rosé from Yarra Valley. Over 15 types of wine will be available for tasting.

What should I expect at this wine tasting event?

An afternoon of unlimited wine tasting, music, dancing, food, cake and wine education for wine nerds and novices alike. Handpicked's winemakers and viticulturalists will be onsite to guide guests through tastings of our premium wines The vineyards will be dressed with wedding marquees and wine tasting stations, featuring premium Victorian Rosé, Chardonnay and Pinot, as well as other light whites and reds. 

Check out our previous Wine Wedding help at Notel Melbourne.

What should I wear? 

Wedding attire – think female tuxedos, wedding frocks, summertime dresses, old, bridesmaid dresses bow-ties or even unicorn brides.

What if it rains? 

You know how weddings work…rain, hail or shine! We will do our best to provide cover if it rains, however on the off chance the weather gods aren’t kind, bring your boots and we’ll provide wine, marquees and invite you into the winery.

How do I get to Capella Vineyard?

Handpicked Wedding Bus
Catch the Wine Wedding bus from Sthn Cross Station. Return bus trip from Southern Cross Station, departing at 12:30pm and then departing Capella Vineyard at 5:30pm arriving in Melbourne CBD by 7:00pm. Bookings essential. Book here.

Public Transport
Train to Bittern (Stony Point line) & walk/taxi/uber 2km to Capella Vineyard. 

Approx. 75-minute drive from Melb CBD, parking available at venue.

Come and celebrate the wedding you never knew you needed and the ultimate wine party.

Find us at the Melbourne Food Festival 

Can't make it to the Handpicked Wine Wedding? Come find us at Flemington Grazing Trail and Cellar Door or City Cellar and taste our premium Victorian wines.

Flemington Grazing Trail and Cellar Door

Saturday 10 March 2018 | Flemington Racecourse

Enjoy the races and find the very best boutique wineries, breweries and producers Victoria has to offer in a unique cellar door atmosphere. Stop by the Handpicked Wines stall to say hi and taste some of our premium Victorian wines. Admission to the Flemington Grazing Trail & Cellar Door is free with your Super Saturday ticket.

Purchase tickets here.

City Cellar

Friday 16 - Sunday 18 March 2018 | Banks of Yarra

Experience the best of Victoria's wine regions without leaving the city. For three days, a selection of Victoria's brightest winemakers and producers will put down their roots on the banks of the Yarra River and pour their finest drops. There will be wine-friendly snacks and live music through the day. Relax wirh friends over a glass of Handpicked Wines or buy bottles to stock up your home cellar.

 Purchase tickets here.


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