St Hugo Wines Opens The Doors To Their Luxurious Home
St Hugo Wines Opens The Doors To Their Luxurious Barossa Valley Home
With a history that is dotted with significant victories and achievements, St Hugo wines have celebrated another this year. In September 2016, the prominent Australian winemaker opened the doors of their home in the Barossa Valley to offer visitors a world of pure indulgence. Far from being your average cellar door visit, the new offerings from St Hugo include bespoke wine tastings, a restaurant that takes the term fine dining to another level, and exclusive premium experiences.
The home of St Hugo wines is found in an elegantly restored building in the heart of the valley. Housed within it is a beautiful lounge, complete with a fireplace and striking view of the vineyards, as well as an intimate fine dining restaurant. The restaurant, headed by Executive Chef Mark McNamara, offers guests a choice of a four or eight-course degustation menu, with a perfectly paired St Hugo wine with each dish, of course. Both the lounge and restaurant have a distinct air of luxury and indulgence to them. Their warm atmosphere creates the perfect environment to appreciate high-end food and top of the range of Australian wine. The underground cellar offers a more private experience of wine tasting, dining, or even board meetings.
St Hugo also offers Tour & Tasting experiences of the vineyards where guests can become seasoned in the story of the winemaker and their offerings. Beyond this, if you really want to get immersed in the lifestyle, try a St Hugo’s Fine Wine Experience. The different packages feature everything from helicopter tours over the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills to naming your very own row of grapes, and even being able to craft your own red wine. The latter activity, included in the Sainthood Experience, is truly special. Once your bespoke St Hugo wine has matured, a batch of it will be hand delivered to your home over the course of three years.
St Hugo was created as an homage to Hugo Gramp, the man responsible for the extraordinary growth of his family’s winery, Gramp & Son’s, in the early 20th century. The winemaker’s first vintage was harvested in 1980, and since then they’ve built a reputation for their exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Their range has since expanded, and is today led by Chief Winemaker Daniel Swincer.