Today on the blog we have Lana Hawkins joining us with a fabulous post on Aussie wine cellars. Lana is an architecture student and the editor-in-chief at Smooth Decorator. She enjoys writing about interior decoration and of course sipping on a few vinos for inspiration. So pour yourself a big glass right now and prepare to have major wine cellar envy!
In vino veritas – meaning ‘in wine there is truth’. It seems as even in the ancient times people realised the true powers of wine and its effects on the human mind. And while, throughout history, there have been mentionings of wine being used in various religious and cultural rights, nowadays wine is known to be one of the most popular alcoholic beverages all around the world.
Australia falls into the category of the New World producers, as it doesn’t have a lengthy wine-producing history, but regardless of that, it still manages to maintain the rank of the 4th largest exporter of wine in the world. Because wine holds a special kind of sophistication to it, certain individuals have managed to truthfully exhibit its luxurious background by creating extraordinary wine cellars in their Australian properties. So, without further ado, we present to you, the top 5 luxurious Australian properties with impressive wine cellars.
1-3 Amiens Road, Clontarf, NSW
Spreading across 3,000 square metres of land, the Portovenere Beachfront Paradise, as they like to call it, has just enough room for one master bedroom and the accompanying 4 smaller bedrooms, an open kitchen design with a large family room, two disconnected one-bedroom apartments, an array of entertainment facilities and of course – one extraordinary wine cellar. The cellar exudes what we like to call a medieval vibe with distinctive stone walls, tile flooring and elements of raw, unprocessed wood. All these features make one exquisite setting which exudes charm and coziness characteristic for these mid-century settings.
Minkarra RD, Bayview, NSW
This opulent estate set on 4,000 square meters is quite deserving of its title “La Joie de Vivre”, or simply put “The Joy of Living”. With three levels of pure elegance and glamor, this property contains a circular cellar with the ability to store more than 1,000 bottles of the finest wine. Made from polished wood and enriched with traces of natural stone elements, the area of the cellar represents a truly magnificent and quite a romantic setting. The wooden table in the centre makes a wonderful setting for an intimate wine tasting, which was a common occurrence during the making of The Bachelor, which was set in this very residence.
156 Barkers RD, Hawthorn, Victoria
The cosy suburban residence built-in 1890 holds many hidden wonders for a peculiar mind. Underneath this 4-bedroom charismatic estate lies a grandiose cellar, in all its glory. Designed in a somewhat rugged way, the uncovered brick walls, complemented with unprocessed wood pillars and ceiling give this interior a somewhat rough-luxe ambience. The simple and sleek style enriched with a deluxe oriental carpet and two lavish leather chairs are distinctive features for this palatial residence in Victoria.
68 Coachwood Road, Matcham, NSW
If you could imagine a metropolitan estate set on the border with the majestic Australian wildernesses, surrounded by lush vegetation and open skies, then it would surely be the residence in Matcham, New South Wales. The sheer simplicity and the minimalistic design permeates all the way to the cellar, which holds an impressive collection of alcoholic beverages, and certainly countless bottles of some of the most exquisite wines. A few wooden bar stools around a massive wine barrel, make a splendid place to indulge in the taste of some of the best rosé wines.
67A Park Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Moonee Ponds in Victoria are the home of some of the most magnificent properties, known for their opulence and grandeur. The movie-like house, with a double garage space, a lavish garden area and wonderful stone details descends into an equally beautiful wine cellar, equipped with 1,200 bottles of wine and a built-in bar. A small, intimate space makes a great area for an addition such as this one, and with some professional help, designing a glamorous wine cellar in your own home can be an admirable undertaking.
Luxury, grandeur, charm and opulence; these are all qualities of these spectacular Australian properties. A wine cellar is a wonderful addition to every home and enjoying some quality bottles of wine in settings like these is an extraordinary experience. These few individuals have brought the game to a completely new level by creating areas like these and only those lucky enough will have the chance to take pleasure in these remarkable facilities.