Past Events American Express delicious. Month Out - Melbourne CBD

Handpicked Wines and the Studd Siblings have partnered to offer a unique wine and cheese pairing exclusively for American Express delicious. Month Out .


May 2021


Handpicked Cellar Door Melbourne - 80 Collins, Melbourne VIC



Handpicked Wines and the Studd Siblings have partnered to offer a unique wine and cheese pairing exclusively for delicious Month Out. 

Two of the wine world’s great middle weights will battle for cool climate supremacy in the Battle of the South wine flight.

Winemaker Peter Dillon has chosen four of his favourite Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines from Handpicked’s sustainably managed vineyards in Victoria and Tasmania to showcase the strengths and differences of each region and vineyard.

For American Express delicious. Month Out, our sommeliers have paired Pete’s wines perfectly with four unique imported cheeses by Ellie and Sam Studd, aka the Studd Siblings.

The side-by-side tasting of award-winning wines includes two new wines from Handpicked’s Tasmania vineyards - the 2019 Collection Tasmania Chardonnay, which won a gold medal at the 2020 Royal Hobart Wine Show (the only show it entered last year, due to COVID cancellations!), and a rare and unique single vineyard wine from Auburn Road Vineyard in the Tamar Valley.

They will be pitted against a Chardonnay from the Yarra Valley and a single vineyard Pinot Noir from Capella Vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula. “I couldn’t be more excited about the wines from our Tasmanian vineyards, but the Yarra Valley is one of Australia’s great Chardonnay regions and our Capella Vineyard Pinot Noir wines continue to impress everyone, including the judges in Australia’s best wine shows, where it consistently wins gold medals.”

Handpicked Battle of the South for delicious. Month Out:

• Handpicked Collection Chardonnay, Tasmania - Matched with Le Dauphin Double Crème

• Handpicked Collection Chardonnay, Yarra Valley - Matched with Comte

• Handpicked Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Auburn Road Vineyard, Tasmania - Matched with Pont L’Évêque

• Handpicked Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Capella Vineyard, Mornington Peninsula - Matched with Camembert Le Conquerant

Battle of the South Wine & Cheese Flight - $55 per person


Purchase 2 or more battle of the south wines on the day and receive 10% off – passport rewards included upon checkout. Available at Handpicked’s Cellar Doors in Sydney and Melbourne.


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


To book a table at the Handpciked Melbourne cellar door, click here.


Sign up to our free loyalty program here. Regardless of your Passport status, you can enjoy a minimum 5% off all wines in the Cellar Doors and online – always – on all eligible purchases. Plus, you earn points as you drink. For every eligible purchase you receive Handpicked loyalty reward points based on your tier.



Handpicked Cellar Door is located inside Melbourne’s newest hospitality and office precinct, 80 Collins, in the heart of the CBD.

Our venue sits on the corner of Pink Alley and Benson Walk and recently celebrated its opening in March 2021. As well as curated wine tastings, you can try our popular wine flights with four wines paired perfectly with a selection of local and imported cheese and charcuterie.

Our winemakers and sommeliers host barrel tastings, monthly wine workshops and other exciting hands-on events for connoisseurs and the wine-curious alike. Open seven days a week, with seating indoors or out on Benson Walk; our menu is focused on local artisanal produce. Seasonal offerings such as Tasmanian oysters, raclette, truffle toasties, and more!

Chief Winemaker Peter Dillon and the Handpicked team’s ethos has always been to share our love of wine with others. We welcome you to join us on a journey of exploration into the wonderful world of wine.



Must be 18 years of age or over to attend.