Handpicked makes regionally expressive and site-specific wines in a growing list of the world’s great wine regions.
Their ethos has always been to share a love of wine with others. By wanting to demystify the world of wine and bring others on the journey, having lots of fun along the way.
Handpicked Wines founder and managing director William Dong admits that he came into the wine industry knowing little about the challenges ahead; he just loved wine and wanted to make wines that people would want to share together. It didn’t take long to realise that to make truly great wines that express the best of their region he would need to invest in special vineyards and passionate people.
Capella Vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula was the first vineyard purchased, in 2013. It remains Handpicked’s spiritual home and where our winemakers are based. They now own six vineyards in Mornington, Yarra Valley, Tasmania and Barossa Valley. In other regions in Australia and around the world we work with exceptional growers who have become part of the Handpicked family over many years.
In their own words, they've come a long way - the team has grown, making more wines in more regions, add in they've won a lot of trophies, received great reviews, thrown some epic parties and begun an exciting journey into organics - but their purpose to share the love of wine has not wavered. And as William would say, “The real journey starts today.”