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Glandore Wines

Pokolbin, NSW

Informed by the pressures of decay on local surrounding farm structures where sheds lean and roofs fall to the wayside, Glandore Estate’s Cellar door joins this eclectic community by attaching itself as a lean-to on the existing cellar door and defiantly orientating itself towards Brokenback Mountain, framing it as the winerie’s original namesake. The charcoal threshold tethers old and new structures together with an encompassing emulation of burnt, carbonised wine barrels, symbolic of the Estate’s annual Burning of the Barrel’s ceremony. North Country slate tiles follow this same axis and knit interior and exterior together.

To open up the existing cellar door bi-fold doors and the wrapping verandah to the side and rear of the frames and extends views out the valley and vines. The members lounge was given a stone fireplace focal point to ground the space and support cross views to the exterior landscape and encourage membership and customer loyalty.