In what may well be a first for a boutique Australian wine producer, Gundog Estate is delighted to announce that we will be opening a second cellar door, over 400km’s away from our base of operations in the Hunter Valley!
In what will be known as the Gundog Estate Cork St. Cellar, we are moving into the historic stone stables, located in a prime position behind the hugely popular GRAZING restaurant, in Gundaroo village. The evocative space is perfect for a cellar door, and up until recently was the home of Capital Wines. The owners of GRAZING and the stables, Mark and Jennie Mooney, sold Capital Wines in July, and the cellar door was closed, making this beautiful space available for a new winery tenant.
"With their vineyards just out of the village, the high quality wine that they produce, and their experience operating an award winning cellar door in the Hunter Valley, Gundog Estate is the perfect winery to take over this beautiful space. Gundog complements GRAZING really well and will offer visitors to Gundaroo another first class tourism experience," says Jennie Mooney.
With so much hard work already put into making the location an iconic destination for tourists and locals alike, we are determined to deliver a similarly unique and high quality cellar door experience, as Mark and Jennie were so successful in achieving with Capital Wines. In addition to being able to sample and purchase our range of Gundog Estate, Burton McMahon, and Indomitus wines, visitors to the cellar door will also be able to enjoy locally sourced cheeses and charcuterie, along with fine tea and coffee.
Since the inception of the Gundog Estate brand in 2008, Canberra Shiraz (under our Estate, Marksman’s, and Indomitus labels) along with our Gundaroo-grown Rosé, have been high quality staples of the range. We’ve certainly talked about opening a cellar door in the Canberra District for long enough, so it’s hugely exciting to finally see this concept come to fruition, and it will be great to have a local base in which to present our wines. We are also looking to expand our range of whites to include one or more incarnations of Canberra District Riesling, with an eye to innovation, to sit alongside our current range of five Hunter Valley Semillons.
We are working towards opening just prior to Christmas this year, following a minor refurbishment.