DEVIL'S CORNER X CUMULUS STUDIO
Amazing vino, unreal location AND stunning architecture? Sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong!
We don't know about you, but there's something about the fact that you have to cross a body of water that makes visiting Tassy feel like such a thrill (hello, international travel, is that you?!). But, if you needed a bit of extra motivation to cross the Bass Strait. we're here to deliver it.
Along the Great Eastern Drive sits local vineyard Devil's Corner - and this beauty is about to undergo a serious expansion in collaboration with local architects Cumulus Studio. Sticking to the same low environmental impact brief that they used for the initial concept and build, the new expansion will be built to cater for all seasons, mimicking the Devil's Corner team's ability to harness the elements rather than fight them.
“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,” says Cumulus Studio director Peter Walker.
The new section will include a brand new cellar door tasting area and an impressive underground component which will be host to wine and food masterclasses, private functions and exclusive events. The menu will continue to be headed up byThe Fishers and Tombolo, providing guests with wood fired pizza and fresh seafood - 'coz if you're going to enjoy a glass of wine or two you obviously need to pair it with delicious food, right?
“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," says Devil's Corner Marketing Manager Will Adkins.
The expansion will be completed by summer 21/22, but if you're heading to Tassy before that, make sure you visit the Little Devil Cellar Door, which will act as a temporary pop up for wine sales 7 days a week.
WORDS | Lucy Francis, TLSE
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