We are excited to be part of The Old Winery Development at Te Kairanga Winery, Martinborough, for Foley Wines. Stage one of this project involves a new barrel hall and stage two is a new building over that will house a restaurant, sales and entertainment areas, a gin distillery and offices.

The new barrel hall replaces the previous smaller barrel hall. This project was fast-tracked to ensure the new hall would be ready in time for this year’s harvest. Once the old cellar was demolished late last year, there was no going back!

Silvester Clark worked as part of a design team with Nott Architects and Kensway to deliver design documentation for this tight timeframe. A big call out to Trevor Smith and the team at Holmes Construction for all their hard work over the last four and a bit months to complete construction bang-on programme. At the end of March, the first barrels were placed in the new cellar. Stage two, which is now in for consent, is the next challenge!