Urban Winery Sydney is on the move. Winemaker Alex Retief is trading in his St Peter’s digs for a space at the Entertainment Quarter, with the new venue set to open mid-April.
While his neighbours at Precinct 75 included an axe-throwing workshop and coffee roasters, at EQ he’ll join new arrival Black Star Pastry.
Patrons can expect the new fit-out to have a similar vibe, with the industrial original including a handmade pallet bar, a wine bottle-filled lounge area, several luxurious 20-50-seat dining tables and rows-upon-rows of French oak barrels, filled with the latest vintage. But every fit-out is dependent on the space and this one will have its own unique elements to offer. Once it’s up and running, the winery’s harvest stomping sessions and monthly guest chef lunches will resume as well as launching Sydney’s premier events venue within Australia’s first urban winery!
A.Retief wines will of course continue to have a strong focus on locality, with grapes sourced from Hilltops and Tumbarumba wine regions, and Retief’s family biodynamic vineyard in Gundagai. Expect the latest harvests of tempranillo and shiraz, which are set for barrels this month.
Urban Winery Sydney will open mid-April at the Building 121, Entertainment Quarter, Bent Street, Moore Park. It’ll be open daily from midday. Keep an eye on this space and urbanwinerysydney.com.au for updates.