Our events


Date Wednesday 17 May 2017
Time 6.30pm - 9:30pm
Location Locanda Restaurant & Bar, Rydges Melbourne, Rydges, 186 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tickets Members $129, non-members $159

Members are invited to bring one guest at the member price. Tickets for additional attendees will be subject to the non-member price.


The Wine Society and Abbey Vale are proud to present this exclusive dinner series, showcasing our latest Best in Society collaboration - the Premium Reserve Cabernet Merlot Malbec 2015.

Family-owned Abbey Vale vineyard, planted and established in 1985, is truly one of the jewels of the Margaret River region. This stunning Best in Society Red exhibits deep and inviting aromas of dark chocolate and plum that give way to a beautifully structured palate showcasing blackcurrant and dark fruit flavours, all of which are underpinned by cedar-like oak and velvet-smooth tannins.

Treat yourself to a night of wining and dining with the creator of this stunning release whilst in the company of your fellow society members.Join us on a journey from entrée to dessert perfectly matched to wines by Abbey Vale.


·        Experience and become familiar with the impeccable range of wines by Abbey Vale and Deep Woods Estate.

·        Enjoy a delectable three-course dinner matched expertly by our restaurant chefs


Wine list

On arrival

Smithbrooke Blanc de Blanc Sparkling 


2015 Abbey Vale Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Reserve Selection

2016 Deep Woods Estate Rose


Abbey Vale Chardonnay

Deep Woods Estate Shiraz et al 


Abbey Vale Cabernet Merlot Malbec (the star of our show) 

Abbey Vale Cabernet Sauvignon




To secure your place at one of our exclusive dinners, book online, email events@winesociety.com.au or call our events team on 1300 723 723   



Refunds and date transfers are not permitted within 5 working days of the event date.

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any event or educational course that is under-subscribed. If this occurs, we will contact you and offer an alternative date.

Allocated seating

Winemaker dinners only - If you wish to be seated with a group, please advise us at the time of booking. All other events have unallocated seating.

Dietary requirements

We are more than happy to cater for any dietary requirements. If you or your guests have any specific needs, please advise us at the time of booking.

Late arrivals

We request that you adhere to the event commencement time. Late arrivals are permitted, however you may miss out on any food or wine that has been served.


Event guests consent that The Wine Society and authorised third parties may use event photography and other media for promotional purposes.

Responsible service of alcohol

The Wine Society advocates safety at all times, and always practices the responsible service of alcohol. Any attendee who is intoxicated may be asked to leave, and the cost of the event will not be refunded.

Attendees are reminded that it is an offence to drink and drive. The Wine Society recommends that event participants make alternate travel arrangements.

The Wine Society supports responsible service of alcohol. Liquor Act 2007 - It is an offence to sell or supply to or to obtain liquor on behalf of a person under the age of 18 years. Lic. No. LIQP770010086. Lic. No. LIQP700352833.