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Yarra Valley winery gets green light for $20 million hotel

Yarra Valley winery gets green light for $20 million hotel

Melbourne’s leading wine location, Yarra Valley, is established to welcome a style and design-led hospitality providing in 2024 soon after winery Levantine Hill Estate been given council acceptance for a 33-important boutique lodge.

The AU$20 million resort will be developed by Fender Katsalidis, the intercontinental style business powering Levantine Hill Estate, which was completed in 2021, and other substantial-profile projects together with MONA in Tasmania and the forthcoming Seafarers improvement in Melbourne.

House owners, the Jreissati family, intend for the resort to provide as a very first-course hospitality that can cater to weddings, conferencing, features and events.

Levantine Hill Estate Controlling Director, Samantha Jreissati, says the property will tackle a scarcity of quality accommodation in the location.

“The giving of visitor rooms, a top rated restaurant, great wines, and the unique initial-class perform facility in the winery entirely realises the aspirations of Levantine Hill Estate,” she claimed.

“We are committed to mixing architectural excellence, and the maximum high quality wine practical experience in the Yarra Valley, to 1 of the most attractive places in Australia.”

The 2,900 sqm lodge, which will be operated by the estate, will be found a shorter stroll from the present properties and aims to completement the current cellar door restaurant and wine output facility.

“There was a aware conclusion to build a delicate, complimentary architecture to the two unique structures presently done,” said Fender Katsalidis’ Founding Spouse, Karl Fender.

“The style is informed by the capabilities of the building and responds to its placement in the landscape. Found downhill, its linear type even further cuts down its visible impression, whilst capitalising on the stunning Yarra Valley sights for all friends.”

The ‘simple but elegant’ two-storey composition will characteristic pure materials which includes a blend of untreated silvertop ash alongside uncovered concrete finishes.

“The raw, natural things and finishes will weather conditions obviously and patina elegantly with age in harmony with the atmosphere,” Fender mentioned.

“This will provide easy components alongside one another in a seamless and organic and natural way.”

Guestrooms will aspect expansive round spa baths and personal balconies with mountain and valley sights, whilst the interior raw finishes such as polished concrete will enhance timber and leather upholsteries.

To cater for weddings, a luxurious bridal suite will contain its possess dressing area, cellar and bar.

“The visitor rooms, their performance and their atmosphere are seamlessly integrated into this exceptional vineyard working experience that pays homage to the region by means of robust connection to location and the earth, with a subtle nod to the industry’s Mediterranean roots,” Fender added.

The hallways will take the sort of a sheltered outside surroundings within a trellis-like framework produced applying plants to present privateness.

The estate’s environmentally targeted initiatives consist of h2o harvesting and purification, as well as a rooftop-mounted picture voltaic farm.

Options for a secondary 47-home lodge are also in development, with further more multipurpose areas, as section of the masterplan for the web-site.