Is there any better way to enjoy a gorgeous view than with a glass of fine wine in hand? Australian architecture firm Cumulus Studio has helped elevate the tasting room experience at wine company Brown Brothers’ Hazards Vineyard with the completion of a stunning lookout tower, the Devil’s Corner Cellar Door. Built primarily from repurposed shipping containers, the lookout tower and wine-tasting space overlook one of Tasmania’s largest vineyards and views of the Freycinet Peninsula.
The Devil’s Corner Cellar Door was designed as a contemporary interpretation of the traditional rural vernacular. The project comprises five timber-clad shipping containers carefully placed to form inviting spaces with thoughtfully curated views. Three distinct openings frame unique views—SKY, HORIZON, and TOWER—with the hope that they will help visitors gain a better appreciation for the landscape.
“By creating a dynamic scenic lookout and providing associated facilities, visitors are drawn to a new upgraded cellar door for the Devil’s Corner wine label,” write the architects. On the opposite side of the building is the Cellar Door, made up of timber-clad volumes set around an open courtyard. The semi-protected courtyard hosts the food market and overlooks views of The Hazards’ granite peaks.
Images via Cumulus Studio