Château Tanunda celebrates opening of new cellar door
Château Tanunda has reopened its cellar door after six months of renovations.
The open plan cellar door is home to the Grand Cellar, housing more than 360 barrels of Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz.
The new atmospheric cellar door features a hand-crafted, bespoke five-metre-high reclaimed 300 year old oak wall, sourced from historic brandy puncheons.
The area will host new seated tasting experiences and showcase the vineyard's luxury collection of Old Vine Expression wines.
The space has been renovated in keeping with the heritage features of the property, including a mezzanine that overlooks one of the most impressive barrel halls in Australia.
Below the mezzanine a highly innovative design feature with a landscape projection system providing an insight into the history of Chateau Tanunda along with revolving cinematography of current winemaking practices.
Together with the launch of the Cellar Door, Château Tanunda is also launching a new history book ‘Château Tanunda, Winemakers since 1890’, researched and written by prominent historian’s Geoffrey Bishop and Don Ross. The book reveals never before told stories of the Barossa’s heritage and Château Tanunda’s significance, in innovation and contribution to Australian winemaking.
Managing Director and second-generation family member of privately-owned Château Tanunda, Michelle Geber said: “This year marks 20 years of ownership of this Barossa Icon and throughout this time we have invested significantly in the wines and winemaking facilities at the Château.
"With our ‘Old Vine Expressions’ range of wines gaining considerable recognition it’s time to give them primary focus and deliver customers a true wine experience inside one of the most significant, and impressive wineries in Australia.”