FIRST LOOK: Poonawatta’s new cellar door is now open

Located in the Eden Valley region, Poonawatta’s new cellar door welcomes visitors to taste their wines and graze on fresh platters from local produce.

It’s time to add another cellar door to your wine tour bucket list!

Poonawatta’s cellar door has now opened in the Eden Valley region welcoming visitors to taste their range of wines and graze on platters of the freshest flavours of the region.

The stunning new light-filled venue of heritage galv and hardwood invites people to relax amongst the bar, tables, cosy lounges and outdoor deck area.

With a capacity of 20 people, the cellar door experience overlooks the natural surroundings of the region, breaking from the norm and showcasing a different crucial part of the vineyard instead of the vines. 

Husband and wife team Michelle and Andrew Holt say they are excited for visitors to experience their piece of Eden.

“The cellar door overlooks the dam that waters the vineyard, our garden, our cattle and sheep,” Michelle says.

“There’s no vineyard in sight, but instead there’s nature’s trees and shrubs that we’ve planted to increase wildlife in the area – you’re looking over our farm.”

Wine lovers can select between three wine tasting options which are redeemable with purchases.

“All the wines are produced in Eden Valley and we also offer a range of estate wines and wines we make from fruit that we purchase from local growers,” Michelle says.

“These are available for tasting by the glass, by the bottle and can be taken away to enjoy later.”

Visitors can pair their wine with casual cheese platters that can put together from the selections on offer.

If you’re planning of a grander feed with particular options in mind, gourmet platters are on offer when prebooked.

The cellar door will piece this together based on the group’s preferences and will include produce, from the freshest local ingredients.

With a wine in hand, visitors can disperse out to their picnic space which is also accessible to passersby who do not pop into the venue.

Michelle and Andrew are looking to introduce a firepit experience in the future outside of fire ban season.

The couple released their first wine in 2002 made from vines planted in 1880, making it one of the oldest vineyards in the Eden Valley region.

They now have close to a dozen wines, including cabernet, shiraz, riesling and grenache as of this year. 

The cellar door is open from 11am-4:30pm everyday besides Tuesdays.

Bookings for the cellar door are preferred but not essential, and can be made here.

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