Past Events Truffle Festival Melbourne

UPDATE - The extended lockdown in Melbourne means our Truffle Festival Launch Party scheduled for Thursday 9 has been cancelled. Yes, that makes us sad. No, we are not giving up.


Thursday 10 June 2021


Handpicked Cellar Door Melbourne - 80 Collins, Melbourne VIC



The party might be off, but the Truffle Festival will go on! The truffles are still sleepily ripening in the chilly soils at Black Cat Truffles in Wattle Flat, where Winston and Lottie, two dogs who have never even heard of COVID, are raring to go hunting. When Handpicked Cellar Door reopens at 8am on Friday 11 June there will be truffles galore:

- The Black Cat Truffles pop-up shop - selling fresh truffles and truffle products

- New truffle menu - truffle mac ‘n’ cheese, truffle backed camembert and truffle toasties

In the meantime, we are keeping everyone busy selling takeaways and shipping your wine and cheese orders (spread the love with free express delivery in Melbourne). View more here.


We are kicking off on 10 June with a launch party to showcase all things truffle and wine. Luckily for you, we have reserved a ticket with your name on it…

We urge you not to delay, we only have limited capacity at this event, and tickets will sell fast!


Launch Party tickets include tastings of our award-winning, sustainable, truffle-complementing wines (but not your usual suspects), perfectly paired at grazing stations full of artisan and luxury truffle small goods, truffle accessories and more….


Enjoy a glass of our Tasmanian Sparkling Cuvée on arrival, live DJ spinning cool tunes all night, truffle cooking demonstrations and secret recipe sampling of our luxurious new Truffle Mac’n’Cheese. We also have an Opera Australia double pass and Sydney Film Festival double pass up for grabs on the night.

- Our New Tasmanian Cuvée on arrival
- DJ  live with house tunes to entertain you
- Wine, cheese and charcuterie grazing stations
- Informative dialogue on wine and cheese pairing
- Sample our limited edition, secret recipe Truffle Mac'n Cheese
- PLUS Opera Australia and Sydney Film Festival double passes to WIN!


If fresh truffles make you feel like you’ve gone to heaven, then you will be in the right place. Black Cat has partnered with us this year to bring us their famous, limited and highly sought after fresh truffles. Buy them on the night to take home as well as a host of other satiating, delectable goodies like truffle Pecorino, Brillat Savarin a la Truffle, truffle salami and truffle tapenade. You can even purchase a truffle slicer and for one night only during our festival period, you can receive special members only pricing on wine & truffle packs to take home.

- Black Cat pop up to purchase their limited, famous and fresh truffles
- Cheese, charcuterie and truffle condiments to purchase
- Learn how to purchase, cook and store your fresh truffles
- Special members-only pricing on truffle and wine packs – One night only


A very large truffle, that actually has been ranked as the most expensive, was sold at $330,000. It was found in Croatia and auctioned in 1999. Truffles typically weigh anywhere from 1 to 2.8 ounces, so the enormous sized truffles are something to be revelled in. Famous chefs will gather from all over the world to participate in these high-end auctions, whether they are there to just get a glimpse of history, or are serious bidders. This was a truffle to be remembered and is considered the most expensive ever.


Handpicked Cellar Door Melbourne
80 Collins, Melbourne, 3000, Victoria.


Thursday 10 June 2021, 6-9pm


To book your ticket, click on the 'book the event' button on the right and checkout. You will receive an email confirming your order and your name will be automatically added to our guest list.


Must be 18 years of age or over to attend. Tickets not refundable once purchased. If you are not feeling well on the day, please call the cellar door.