The d’Arenberg Cube gives wine the theatrical treatment
A giant cube defying the conventional cellar door has opened in McLaren Vale.
The wild creation by d’Arenberg, a State Theatre Company sponsor, uses 3D technology, has folding origami doors, and appears to float above the vines.
Each of its five levels has spectacular views overlooking the rolling hills of Willunga and multi-sensory experiences on offer within, with d’Arenberg boss and Cube creator Chester Osborn calling the building an ‘Alternate Reality Museum’ that is part cellar door/restaurant/modern art gallery.
From Thursday, 14 December the building is open to the public.
The cellar door will be operational seven days a week, from 10am to 5pm. A $10 entry fee includes a standard tasting experience, with the option to upgrade to one of several premium tasting flights.
The restaurant is accepting bookings from Thursday 14 December. Open for lunch from Thursday to Sunday, the kitchen offers seasonally changing degustation menus, with an extensive wine list.
Two levels of degustation dining are available, priced at $150 and $190, with different levels of wine matches for both, including a non-alcoholic pairing.
The existing restaurant on the property and McLaren Vale institution, d’Arry’s Verandah, will continue to serve lunch daily, offering both a la carte dining and degustation options.
Artist impression: southaustralia.com