lifestyle news in the vines , 30th Nov 2017

Win a trip to Capella Vineyard

Posted by Jo

Win a trip to Capella Vineyard

Spend $150 at the Cellar Door or online for a chance to win a luxury holiday for four at Capella Vineyard*

Capella Vineyard is by the shores of Westernport Bay, just over an hour’s drive southeast of Melbourne CBD. It’s the production hub of Handpicked Wines – our main vineyard office and winery is here and it’s where our winemakers are based. It’s where we send our Sydney office staff when they need some exercise picking grapes, plunging ferments and tasting barrel samples.

Handpicked Wines bought the property in early 2013, just before the first harvest off young vines. We knew we were onto something special from the get-go and so did some pretty canny wine judges – one of our first wines from the vineyard, the 2013 Collection Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir, won #1 wine at the inaugural VIC100 wine awards in 2014. The awards and medals have continued to roll in as we’ve introduced premium sustainable management practices.

The Mornington Peninsula is a great place to live and sometimes we’d love to keep it to ourselves, but most weekends we happily share it with holidaymakers from Melbourne and, increasingly, around the world. They come to bathe in natural hot springs, surf pristine beaches, buy fresh produce at the farm gate, walk through forests and clifftops, play golf at world-class public courses and dine at hatted restaurants.

There are a few hidden gems we keep to ourselves; Capella Vineyard is one of them. We’re not open to the public, so a visit to Capella is a rare treat. A lucky few score time with Peter, our Director of Winemaking, or Karl, our Vineyard Manager, and gain a special insight into a working vineyard and winery. Even fewer get to stay in our luxury homestead overlooking a lake teeming with birdlife (featuring Ron Swan-son, a long-time resident of the lake) and surrounded by gorgeous gardens and a swimming pool.

Not tempted yet? Wander over the hill to Dromana and there’s a three-screen drive-in cinema. Top that.

How to enter

Spend a minimum of $150 instore or online* to receive an entry into the draw to win a holiday for yourself and up to three people to Capella Vineyard in Mornington Peninsula. 

You need to be a Passport Member to enter. Not yet a Passport Member? Sign up here, it's free and it comes with a lot of perks!

The prize includes:

  • 4 x return flights from nearest major domestic airport
  • 3 nights accommodation at Capella Homestead
  • Capella winery tour and wine tasting
  • Catered gourmet dinner with matched wines
  • 3 x Daily breakfast hamper
  • Airline transfers
  • Competition running between 4/12/17 - 4/3/18


    Download the competition terms and conditions here

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