Brokenwood Wines cellar door, restaurant and café to open in late 2018
Chief winemaker and managing director Iain Riggs said this step marks a significant moment in Brokenwood’s history.
“Our current Cellar Door was built in the 70s so this new venture means a lot to us, but most importantly it will allow for more fun and exciting wine experiences for our dedicated customers,” said Riggs.
Sydney architecture and design duo Eduardo and Maria Villa from Villa & Villa are behind the cellar door’s design, which will see the traditional long, central bar replaced with customer-focused wine pods.
The complex will include an entertainment terrace that will host a revolving calendar of events, music, pop-up guest chefs and food trucks, while a wine museum and private dining rooms will be available for hire. A lookout and education space has been dedicated to long standing vineyard manager, the late Keith Barry.
Brokenwood was founded as a hobby venture in 1970 by three Sydney-based lawyers, James Halliday and John Beeston, who both attended the breaking ground event, and the late Tony Albert.