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Torbreck Cellar Door


Client: Torbreck Vintners

Project Type: Winery

Location: Marananga, South Australia


Project Summary:


Located in the picturesque town of Marananga in the Barossa Valley, the cellar door redevelopment gracefully perches onto the rear of the existing old settlers’ cottage.


As the cottage had been the wine sales building since 2003, BGi worked closely with Torbreck to ensure the historical characteristics of the old cottage remained. In contrast and with consideration for the heritage, BGi crafted a contemporary extension to the rear of the cottage, encapsulating the magnificent vineyards across the valley.


The large timber deck with a timber ramping entranceway allows the visitors to appreciate the place truly.


The entrance consists of a sizeable ramping timber deck opening to a large undercover entertaining deck. Entering through the large curtain glass walls, the interior is finished with new Blackbutt timber floors, a Blackbutt timber tasting counter and associated joinery.


In the centre of the cellar door is the Old Stock Wine room, a humidity and temperature-controlled wine room storing examples of every wine Torbreck has ever made.


Dividing the back and front of the house is an 8-metre-long, 2.4-metre-high new stone wall. The back-of-house area includes two private offices and a complete commercial kitchen.


BGi Building was engaged as the principal builder and project manager of the cellar door development and was built by the architectural design completed by JBG Architects.


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