Poonawatta wines to cement itself with new cellar door development

Source: The Advertiser

According to The Advertiser, an Eden Valley winery will be home to a brand new $400,000 cellar door later this year with a focus on intimate tastings set in “an immersion in nature”.

The Advertiser reported that Poonawatta, which boasts six generations of heritage in the valley dating back to 1860, plans to open the development in August after construction began last month.

Owner Andrew Holt said the project would cost at least $400,000 and was helped by a $100,000 grant from the State Government’s Tourism Industry Development Fund.

Mr Holt said the new cellar door would be an intimate experience, giving visitors the full experience of the personal and boutique experiences on offer at Poonawatta.

“It’s going to have a unique outlook being on a dam bank looking over the water and tree canopy,” Mr Holt said.

“We’re hoping the sheer beauty of the location will be a destination in and of itself as well as being able to taste our wines.

“We expect it’ll create a really relaxing homely atmosphere, where people can enjoy being in a part of the beautiful Eden Valley region, it will feel like an immersion in nature.”

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