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Women in Wine Function

A function to tempt all your senses:

Hear our female wine expert speak.
See the amazing Long Room and included memorabilia.
Smell the magnificent wine aromas.
Taste the amazing food.
Touch the raffle tickets when buying to help our charity!

This function is held during the third or fourth week of February and always in the Long Room where we have a capacity of 120. Both female and male members are invited along with their guests.

We aim to showcase the contributions made to the wine industry by women through wine growing and production.

The night includes a degustation menu with matching wines expertly designed by our MCC EPICURE executive chef and our guest speaker for the night.

Previous speakers have included Anna Aldridge - Wines from the Coonawarra (2007), Anna Aldridge – Katnook Estate with their new CEO, Diego Jiminez among our guests (2008), Kathleen Quealy – Quealy Wines (2009), Natalie and Katrina Pizzini – Pizzini Wines (2010), Meg Brodtmann – Southern Cross Wines (2011), Eliza Brown – All Saints Estate & St Leonards Vineyard (2012), Matt and Luise Fowles - Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch (2013), Kate Goodman - Punt Road Wines (2014).

This event always sells out so please book early.

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