The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s premier wine growing districts. The Clarke family chose to build a contemporary café/restaurant to complement the existing cellar door on site. The design was to be simple with refined ambience, where patrons would come as much for the unspoilt natural setting, as for the gastronomic experience.
This pastoral site accommodates a north facing building that also enjoys the panoramic valley views. This unique building makes a strong statement echoing the Australian vernacular in a contemporary interpretation that binds the landscape, adjacent buildings and itself.