The Story Wines is oddly located in a drab, southern suburb of Melbourne, Australia. There we receive grapes from some fabulous Grampians and Henty vineyards, and turn them into wine. Each vintage there is a new story to tell, and each year our label changes to reflect that story. Small budgets, small vineyards, engaging subjects.


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The Story Wines is a boutique winery based in the suburbs of Melbourne, making wines from the Grampians and a collection of Victorian regions. Established in 2004 among the ‘new wave’ of young, ‘hands off’ Victorian winemakers, The Story has built its reputation and quality to now be poured in Australia’s best restaurants and be recognised as a Five Star Red Producer by James Halliday’s Wine Companion.


2020 has seen many changes in our business, and we now offer a range of virtual events to connect people with our wine and pass on our stories – in the comfort of their own homes. In addition, we also offer a complete corporate gifting service, perfect for staff, clients and Christmas around the corner.


Virtual Events

Whether it’s a work or social tasting, a big or small group, or the need for an innovative Christmas party – it is a great way to socialise with a little more structure than your average Zoom call, explore some wonderful new wines and be able to ask all the questions you like, no matter what your experience or interest in wine


Our team (Rory the winemaker, Beth the marketer and occasional special guests) has hosted dozens of virtual wine tastings, in many forms, including:

  • Social groups
  • Corporate teams
  • A surprise birthday party
  • Wine and trivia nights
  • Comparative wine tastings with winemakers and sommeliers


How it works

  1. Set date and time
  2. Choose a tasting from the menu or discuss a bespoke theme with us
  3. Confirm numbers
  4. Pay for the event here or via an invoice — your choice
  5. Dispatch/deliver wine to each household— see the nitty gritty
  6. Pre-event chat about the audience/theme/ mood and any final details
  7. Jump on Zoom and taste together!!

What to expect

On the night, we’ll be ready on Zoom at the start time, equipped with as much or as little information as is needed for the group. The exact content usually depends on the dynamic of the session, and we are confident that with our experience, we’ll get to know the group quickly and host them through a great time.


To go with the wine and conversation

Wine and conversation are the essentials, but they will be accompanied by maps, photos and videos.

About the Hosts

Rory Lane is the man behind The Story Wines. Not only is he a winemaker with twenty years experience, he is also a wonderful human being! Rory can tell the story of his wines better than anyone, and with so much knowledge, he can be interestingly informative to hard-out wine nerdy.

Instagram: @storywines


Beth Bicknell is the marketing team at The Story Wines. Over the years she has hosted many wine tastings locally and further afield in Singapore, Spain and New Zealand.

Instagram: @theotherbicknell


Depending on the theme, we have a line-up of sommeliers and winemakers who may join us to cover topics specialised, custom tasting topics.


The Nitty Gritty

  • Minimum groups: 3 households/groups
  • Tastings last 1.5-2 hours
  • Pre-tasting drinks are encouraged and the host kicking-on with the guests is probable
  • Tastings will be held on Zoom, unless an alternative format is preferred and supplied
  • Lead time for a tasting is 3 days from confirmation of payment for Melbourne and 1-2 weeks for regional and interstate – to be advised based on locations.
  • Post-tasting wine orders are available


Booking a Tasting

Contact Beth

Phone: 0421 448 759  Email: