Community invited to attend International Women’s Day event at Tahbilk Winery

9 Feb 2024

Join Council for an inspiring event recognising local women to celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday March 8, 2024.

Held annually, International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Strathbogie Shire Council Administrator Peter Stephenson said the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day was #InspireInclusion.

The aim of the IWD 2024 #InspireInclusion campaign is to collectively forge a more inclusive world for women.

“We are celebrating IWD and this year’s theme with a special morning tea event at Tahbilk’s Homestead Private Gardens,” Mr Stephenson said.

“The event will feature local guest speakers Hayley Purbrick and Emily Quattrocchi.

“Hayley has a background in environmental sustainability and marketing, working with the agriculture, food and beverage sector and the communities who support them.”

Hayley is a fifth-generation family member of one of the oldest winemaking families in Australia – Tahbilk Estate and Brand. She led the way for Tahbilk to become one of the first and only net-zero wineries in the world.

“In 2021 she was recognised for her progressive environmental work by the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival as “Sustainability Legend,’ Mr Stephenson said.

Hayley Purbrick

“Emily is a short film director, having directed two short films in 2023 and an award-winning documentary in 2019 which follows the journey of her hospital experience after becoming paralysed.”

With a love of helping others in the disabled community, Emily volunteers her time doing peer-support, helping people who have been recently injured and uses her YouTube channel to raise awareness and provide more information to help the disabled community.

Emily Quattrocchi

Mr Stephenson said Council was excited to invite the Strathbogie Shire community along to hear these two inspiring women speak and celebrate International Women’s Day.

This event runs from 10.30am to noon on Friday 8 March, 2024.

Bookings are required for this event via or by calling (03) 5795 0000

Tahbilk Winery is also offering the option for guests to continue their experience at the estate after the event:

  • Book in for a two-course lunch and glass of wine at Tahbilk’s Restaurant for $60/person.
  • Book in for a complimentary wine tasting at Tahbilk’s historic Cellar Door Tahbilk Cellar Door | Tahbilk Winery