Women & Wine

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To celebrate Anywhere Festival, we’ll be bringing together a few of our favourite things – women and wine! Deb Caruso spills the beans on what will surely be a sell-out success!

Image: Muses Trio: Christa Powell (violin), Therese Milanovic (piano) and Louise King (cello). PHOTO: DEBORAH DORMAN

When Toni Wills from Anywhere Festival approached us with the chance to get involved in one of their signature events it was hard to say ‘no’. 

After all, she spoke the two magic words: ‘women’ and ‘wine’. In the spirit of Anywhere Festival, the fabulous Muses Trio were looking for well… anywhere to perform their uplifting, edgy and highly entertaining show that celebrates women as true creators  – of families, communities, music, literature and wine.

The ensemble includes Christa Powell (violin), Louise King (cello) and Therese Milanovic (piano) who have been playing together for ten years and are literally, women of note.

From female composers to literary snippets and anecdotes, the trio will perform bold works by noted living Australian women composers with a sweet sprinkling of Muses’ favourites, along with inspiring (and some cheeky!) excerpts by women authors. 

Muses Trio Pianist Therese Milanovic said the trio not only loved playing music together, but they also love each other’s company, great frocks, op shopping, and good food.

“We all support each other in the balancing act of being mothers alongside the long hours and many hats an artist wears,” she said. “I think the chemistry can be felt by the audience – there’s lots of banter and laughs along with some powerful pieces of music and literature.

“Women have a great ability to laugh at themselves and keep things light and fun. Especially when with other women and, particularly with wine!”

The beautiful surrounds of Alba by Kuruvita will be a match made in heaven! Guests will enjoy a welcome cocktail on arrival with canapés and prosecco setting the stage for a three-course feast to follow. In the spirit of the occasion, the wines are made by female winemakers.

Karen Kuruvita said this would be the first special event for Alba by Kuruvita which opened its doors in late 2021.

“We want to make it really special, particularly because it’s celebrating women on Mother’s Day,” she said. 

“We are honoured that Muses Trio will be bringing their world-class performance to Alba for an afternoon of amazing music, performance and sublime food and wine.”

Toni Wills, Creative Producer of Anywhere Festival Noosa said the Festival was all about connecting artists, local businesses and audiences to create unique experiences. 

“The collaboration of Muses Trio, Alba by Kuruvita and IN Noosa Magazine will be a signature event and is a great example of the magic that can happen when women work together to showcase and complement each other’s talents,” she said. 

Women and Wine is a show about women lifting each other up with the beauty and talent of the feminine. It is about celebrating female talent and creativity in all its forms. 

“To be presenting this on Mother’s Day, where we honour the women who are the number one supporters in our lives is a real treat. Cheers to that!”


Tar & Roses Prosecco, King Valley – VIC
Winemaker: Narelle King

The perfect opening act – a spritzy yet soft palate of light green apple and citrus mousse, refreshing with a crisp acid finish and a lifted bouquet of green apples, grapefruit with hints of pear and spring flowers.

Oliver’s Taranga Fiano, McLaren Vale – SA
Winemaker: Corrina Wright

This number by a 6th generation winemaker is bright and zesty, cut lime continues on the palate which has a super creamy and nutty texture. Very varietal and delicious. Did we mention texture?!

Dancing in the Moonlight Rosé, Margaret River, – WA
Winemaker: Vanya Cullen

Life is a dance! A dance between the sun and the moon, which is honoured in the naming of this biodynamic wine. A lush palate dominated by red fruits with lovely notes of red plum, redcurrant, orange zest and cranberry is lifted with notes of raspberry, strawberry and currants. A brilliant rosé for any occasion – perfect for Women and Wine!

Wines by KT 5452 Shiraz, Clare Valley
Winemaker: Kerri Thompson

Wines by KT are small, lovingly cared for parcels of fruit that have traditional techniques used in their creation. Hand-picked fruit, fermented naturally on skins in picking bins with gentle hand plunging of the individual ferments has produced a vibrant wine with bright red berry fruit, spice, and long tannins. Matured in 100% French oak ensures that the fruit is the defining feature.
A showstopping finalé! 


A signature event of Anywhere Festival and being performed on Mother’s Day is Women and Wine by the talented Muses Trio.

Joining forces with the new Alba by Kuruvita and IN Noosa Magazine, this show is a celebration of all the women who do all the things. Playing divine music on piano, violin and cello composed by women from all over the globe, these three accomplished musicians are a delightful accompaniment to the specially designed four-course menu, paired with matching wines from four magnificent female winemakers. Hosted by IN Noosa Magazine, this event will celebrate the fun and feminine in us all. Treat your Mum or grab a bunch of your besties (guys and gals) and raise a glass to all the women in your life. Tickets are strictly limited.

When: Sunday 8 May, 12 noon

Where: Alba by Kuruvita 3 Alba Close, Noosa Heads

Tickets: $150 per person including the performance, welcome cocktail and four courses with matching wines. 

About the Author /


Deb has 25+ years' experience providing strategic communications and brand reputation advice to clients in the government, business and not-for-profit clients. She is passionate about Noosa and is an active member of her community, providing PR to Slow Food Noosa and other clients. Her passion lies in working with small businesses to help them succeed. She is planning to release the Tastes of Noosa cookbook with Matt Golinski in 2019.

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