Devil’s Corner announces cellar door expansion
Tasmanian vineyard Devil’s Corner will begin a significant expansion on its award-winning east coast cellar door from late April 2021. A popular stop along the Great Eastern Drive, the expansion will offer locals and travellers a year-round destination with greater space and shelter to enjoy enhanced wine and food experiences overlooking the site’s spectacular views.
Renowned Tasmanian architects Cumulus Studio have been reengaged to ensure the originality and aesthetic of the current site remains while Launceston’s Anstie Constructions will manage the build.
Cumulus Studio Director Peter Walker says the team is extremely proud of the new project and are looking forward to continuing the environmentally-conscious strategies put in place from the beginning.
“Cumulus are very excited to see the next stage of Devil’s Corner start construction. It is highly satisfying as designers to see a place that we helped to create become so used and loved by visitors and locals alike. With increasing awareness of the role buildings play in our environment, we felt it was important to continue many of the environmentally sustainable practices that we initiated at the beginning of the project – from material selection to prefabrication techniques,” Mr Walker said.
In its wild corner of Tasmania, the Devil’s Corner team have learnt not to fight the elements but to harness them to make the highest quality cool climate wines. Devil’s Corner Marketing Manager Will Adkins says the expansion will take the same approach, catering for all seasons.
“Calm autumns, wild winters or warm summers, we have no control over the weather. But with the new site expansion, we will be able to ensure visitors can experience the very best of Devil’s Corner no matter the season. New and improved shelter areas as well as more casual spaces will help accommodate the increasing number of consumers visiting the cellar door each year.”
A brand-new cellar door tasting area will be dedicated to immersive wine experiences while an impressive underground cellar will be the home of wine and food masterclasses, private functions and exclusive events. Guaranteed to be the perfect spot to escape the mid-winter rain and howling wind; visitors will be able to sit and enjoy the misty views of the famous Hazards with a glass of pinot noir in hand.
Long-term food partners The Fishers and Tombolo will continue to feed locals and travellers with fresh seafood and wood fired pizzas, expanding the food offering from their new and improved on-site kitchens.
The Devil’s Corner site expansion will continue to deliver greater tourism to the east coast region and along the Great Eastern Drive, creating more local jobs while helping deliver the very best of Tasmania.
During construction ‘The Little Devil Cellar Door’ will act as a temporary pop-up for wine sales, open seven days a week from April to September 2021.