South Australian winery d’Arenberg is set to open its long-awaited Cube to the public on Thursday 14 December.
Premier Jay Weatherill cut the ceremonial ribbon over the weekend to officially open the Cube, which had received a $2 million State Government Regional Development Fund grant to aid its development.
The five storey building has the optical illusion of floating in a vineyard, unique folding origami doors, and each level has spectacular views overlooking the rolling hills of Willunga.
Inside is the winery’s new cellar door, a restaurant, private function areas and numerous artworks and features throughout, detailed in the company’s new smartphone app, ‘The Alternate Realities Museum’.
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.