Polperro Winery, Red Hill
In an ode to traditional craftsmanship, the importance of the artisan and the uniqueness that can only come from the handmade, we have the Polperro Winery and Cellar Door.
2 December, 2015
A passionate client, wine maker Sam Coverdale, combined with interior design firm Hecker Gutherie was a recipe for success.
‘ …from previous experience we have found that wine people are inherently passionate people. Passionate and enthusiastic clients make for an engaged and enjoyable design process which in turn leads to successful design outcomes. Our clients brought all of this plus a passion to create something unique on the peninsula on an amazing site. Like the wine the client produces, we wanted the space to encompass these passions and the level of craft required to cultivate and produce the wine’. – Hamish Guthrie
In keeping with the artisan values of the property, the landscape and project scope, another influential member of the team was Melbourne based artist Rebekah Stuart. Her artwork, which focuses on capturing the mood and dark romance of the natural landscape, greatly inspired the design.
‘…they played an integral role in informing tone and colour palette direction for project. They have a beautiful dark and romantic quality of abstracted landscape which we believe responded well to the site.’
Stuart’s artworks are also displayed throughout the winery with beautiful down lighting, further adding to the artisan feel and the deep appreciation of quality and craft that permeates the project. A superb environment to enjoy a glass of locally produced wine and a plateful of seasonal produce.
Polperro Winery is well worth a visit!
Photography by: Shannon McGrath