There’s nothing like fine wine and artisan cheese to bring people together.Australia is one of the world’s biggest wine exporters, producing a little under 1.1 billion litres during the 2019-2020 period. It’s no mystery that wine continues to be so popular among consumers in Australia.
This love affair with wine has made the arrival of Handpicked a highly anticipated affair in Melbourne. The launch of the Sydney Cellar Door was just as anticipated. As locals, we pride ourselves on creating expressive regional and site-specific, single estate wines, starting from our first vineyard purchase of the Capella Vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula in 2012.
A love affair with wine
When William Dong purchased Capella Vineyard, he had no idea that the first wine to be released would be an award-winning 97 point Pinot Noir.
Our purchase of Capella vineyard was succeeded by the acquisition of an additional five vineyards in the Barossa, Tasmania and the Yarra Valley region.
Peter Dillon, our Director of Winemaking, commits himself to produce wines of the finest quality that embody the character and personality of the region or site. All of our vineyards are currently undergoing organic conversion, which is expected to reach completion by 2024.
Wine tasting in Sydney
When it comes to wine tasting, most people automatically think of a weekend trip to the countryside. While always a wonderful choice, we are thrilled to bring you an experience a little closer to home. Experience wine tasting in Sydney by visiting the Handpicked Cellar Door in Chippendale.
Located right in the heart of the central business district, close to Central Park and Spice Alley, it’s a fantastic place to enjoy a wine tasting with your friends, colleagues or significant other. Additionally you can pair your wines with a delectable selection of cheese, charcuterie and condiments.
The sensory bar at the Sydney Cellar Door is perfectly set up for a relaxed, unhurried exploration of new wines.
Here, you can book a tank tasting, tutored wine and cheese pairing, or a corporate virtual tasting event that’s sure to add some zing to your Zoom sessions.
The guided tasting is tailored to your preferences, so it’s guaranteed to be an experience of discovery personalised for you. Relax in the lounge with your wine and cheese, book our mezzanine for your next private function or attend a wine and cheese masterclass with one of our knowledgeable wine experts.
Wine tasting in Melbourne CBD
Wine tasting fun doesn't stop in Sydney. We are proud to announce the opening of the first luxury cellar door experience in Melbourne's CBD.
Just like its Sydney sister, Handpicked Melbourne Cellar Door offers wine enthusiasts a treat for the senses in their relaxing flight lounge or in the more educational tasting pods.Indulge in your favourite glass of wine perfectly paired with cheese, charcuterie or tapas-style items from the daily menu Handpicked Melbourne Cellar Door also offers private and corporate events and experiences. Don’t forget to pick up a couple of bottles to enrich your own cellar collection next time you visit us.
Relax and take a sip
Handpicked elevates wine tasting in Melbourne CBD and Sydney to a luxurious new level.
We would love to host you on your next wine tasting in Melbourne CBD or Sydney. We always have something new for you to try, so contact us - using the subject line "Wine tasting Melbourne CBD” or “Wine Tasting Sydney"- and start your journey.