Tailored Elegance - Giant Steps Winery & Cellar Door
To transform a vast, casual, loud and exposed food hall, into a place for luxurious, intimate and refined dining. A space that not only houses a superior dining experience, but also acts as a cellar door with a delicious tasting room and comprehensive retail area.
After the sale of Innocent Bystander Wines, wine maker Phil Sexton wanted to transform the casual eatery that housed that brand, into an environment of sophisticated dining that better reflected his high-end label Giant Steps.
Bergman & Co created this intimacy and elegance through beautiful tailored joinery such as the curvaceous screening and sumptuous banquette seating, bespoke feature lighting and a deep rich palette, of warm timbers, soft tonal quality of Pelle Leathers Ascona range and the use of exquisite stone.
Key features Bergman & Co incorporated into the design were:
– The living waiters station – with plumbed irrigation system
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– The Halo Effect – The gateway to the beautifully ordered retail space – Simple to navigate and easy to maintain.
– The Tasting Room’s custom designed, forged metal, leather bound wine wall, hand made by Melbourne artisans
– All lighting custom designed and locally manufactured in Melbourne. Including monumental, original chandeliers, which lower the towering ceilings down to a comforting human scale.
The interior engages people in all aspects of connecting with friends, wine, food and the local environment. From enjoying a fine drop with a delicious meal in the intimate dining room, to exploring different varieties of wines in the atmospheric tasting room, to roaming through the beautiful and ordered retail section, making selecting their favourite bottles to take home both easy and enjoyable. All of these different spaces have been designed for clarity, comfort and ease of interaction between patrons and experienced staff.
Giant Steps, awakens exploration of the senses by creating multiple dining and wine tasting experiences that reflect the winery / restaurant offerings. Each destination offers a sense of seclusion and privacy combined with a peep show beyond. Integrated into the design is a well curated space that responds to the needs of the staff, reflects the offerings of the local community and ensures ease of maintenance and seamless customer service. It is all about the experience of wine in all its glory.
Winery and Cellar Door
336 Maroondah Highway,