Have you visited our new cellar door yet? Finally it’s starting to feel like home, reflecting more of our personality and even a little soul.

Did you know it has loft space upstairs? It’s wasted with just my desk up there. So, I decided to turn it into a creative retail outlet, showcasing a few of our son’s oak home wares. But as he can’t seem to keep up with demand, I’m adding a few more quirky pieces, including oak and resin jewellery and some artworks.

All home wares and jewellery are handcrafted using retired oak barrels from our winery. As mentioned, the home wares are crafted by our son and the jewellery is handcrafted by a family friend.

Each piece is bespoke, having an amazing history and story to tell – the 90 – 120 years growing; the expert barrel coopers hands lovingly crafting it into a barrel; the years of weaving magic with our winemaker; storing our gorgeous tawny port and finally the imagination it has sparked in two young men, as they creatively recycle and add to the story… Now there’s a special piece of wine country to take home.

And if recycled oak doesn’t excite you as much as it does me, check out the very cute ink and Quink ‘doodle bird’ drawings by Rowena Henderson.

This space will keep changing. Come and check it out and be inspired to take home not only wines made with passion, but perhaps a very special piece of oak barrel they’ve been in!