Hickinbotham's Cabernet Masters Dinner

14 May, 2024

On Wednesday June 12, at Melbourne's iconic Vue de Monde, chief winemaker Chris Carpenter, together with Katie Spain, will host an intimate wine dinner to celebrate the evolution and diversity of cabernet sauvignon. 

They don't call Chris Carpenter the 'cabernet master' for nothing. But while Hickinbotham's Chicago-born, Napa Valley-based chief winemaker only earned the title officially after two of his wines won gold in the Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2023, it's a moniker he's proudly worn much longer. His love of he grape – as well as shiraz and merlot, among others – is what drew him to make wine in Clarendon, a revered high-elevation district at the northern end of McLaren Vale. 

On Wednesday June 12, Hickinbotham's chief winemaker Chris Carpenter, along with wine writer Katie Spain, will host an intimate wine dinner at Melbourne's Vue de Monde. The special event will celebrate the evolution and diversity of cabernet sauvignon and Hickinbotham's place in this world. 

Chris CarpenterChief winemaker Chris Carpenter will host an intimate wine dinner on June 12.

Over four courses, Chris will host conversations about the evolution of cabernet and its potential. Guests will experience vertical tastings of some of Hickinbotham's most coveted wines, including The Trueman and The Peake. Guests will also be treated to two wines from Chris' US labels: Lokoya and Mt Brave. 

This special dinner will be held at Vue de Monde, located in the Rialto. Vue de Monde has been synonymous with Melbourne dining for over 20 years, continuing to present beautiful food that not only appeals to a sense of luxury but also honesty, integrity and an inherent natural flavour. Each wine will be expertly paired and enjoyed with sweeping city views.  

Where: Level 55, Rialto Towers, 525 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

When: Wednesday June 12, 2024

Time: 6:30–11:00pm

Tickets: $300 incl. GST plus booking fees

There are limited places available for this remarkable dinner, reserve now to ensure a memorable evening. 



Based in Sydney? Don't miss Hickinbotham's Sydney event happening at NOMAD on June 11.