- Article by Charlotte Huston
Over the past seven years, Cumulus has built upon their original design for Devil’s Corner and seen the cellar door become an iconic destination for visitors to Tasmania’s east coast.
Enhancing Devil’s Corner’s distinctive lookout and spectacular views over the Freycinet Peninsula, the new additions have more than doubled the winery’s visitor capacity while still ensuring the design’s original character and concept.
Cumulus director Peter Walker says it was crucial for the design team to continue their close collaboration with wine company Brown Brothers from 2015 while joining an exciting new chapter for this “unique Tasmanian winery.”
“The new spaces carry on our initial idea of Devil’s Corner as a village, a collection of visually distinct structures that draw on the rhythm of the natural landscape to create an immersive visitor experience,” explains Walker.
The winery echoes designs from the region’s traditional rural settlements and includes an all-weather courtyard, an immersive tasting area, expanded local produce kitchens, and a sunken cellar – which will house Devil’s Corner’s wine and food masterclasses, private functions, and exclusive events.
Featuring a transparent roof and sliding walls that blur the boundaries between the outdoor and indoor spaces of the courtyard, Devil’s Corner provides a flexible experience for visitors to connect unimpeded to the landscape and be sheltered from the region’s unpredictable weather.
“We always considered the potential future expansion of Devil’s Corner and created a series of flexible spaces that would allow the winery to adapt easily and sustainably to the cellar door’s growing needs,” adds Walker.
“Some of the elements from the existing structures, for example, have been used in the new expansion, providing opportunities for the owners to repurpose and reimagine rather than demolish.”
The new expansions were completed late last year and will accommodate the winery’s number of visitors, which has steadily grown to over 100,000 per year.
Photography by Adam Gibson.
Established in 2011, Cumulus is an architecture and interior design studio that creates unique residential, tourism, commercial and social housing spaces.
With teams located around Australia, Cumulus works as a single entity, giving the studio flexibility and capacity to take on small, medium and large-scale projects.
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