In 2013, Handpicked Wines opened its first-ever vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula, a cruisy hour’s drive from Melbourne. It was a strong addition to the renowned wine region, already home to a diverse range of vineyards producing some of the country’s top drops.

Located near the shores of Western Port , Capella Vineyard features 5.2 hectares of pinot noir and 1.6 hectares of chardonnay; it makes sense, then, that Handpicked Wines’ pinot noirs and chardonnays are two of its most awarded varietals. The flagship of six vineyards owned by Handpicked Wines across the country, Capella is also one of the first vineyards in Victoria to receive sustainability credentials from Sustainable Winegrowing Australia and the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia.

To celebrate Capella’s 10th anniversary, Handpicked Wines is offering one Broadsheet reader and a friend a wine experience that will be hard to beat (worth approximately $8000) in March 2024, during the height of vintage in this iconic wine region.

This year, gift them a dinner to remember with a Broadsheet Gift Card.


The winners will be flown to Melbourne from their nearest Australian capital city, with three-day car hire included upon arrival. For two nights, the winners will enjoy accommodation (with daily breakfast included) at the RACV Cape Schanck Resort, with an Ocean View Room overlooking sweeping views of the Bass Strait, plus a $400 voucher each to redeem at the resort’s indulgent One Spa.

Over three days, the winners will also be treated to a VIP visit to Capella Vineyard, where they’ll learn about the organic and sustainable winemaking practices during the winery’s peak harvesting period on Friday March 15. The competition winners will also enjoy a long lunch for two at Tedesca Osteria, one of the best restaurants in the entire state, on Friday March 15 (valued at $330 per person), and one mixed six-pack of Handpicked Wines (valued at $400).

Enter for your chance to win below. Terms and conditions apply.

Competition has now closed.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Handpicked Wines. Every entrant to the competition will receive five per cent off future Handpicked Wines purchases from Handpicked Wines by opting into the newsletter upon entry.