Your Yarra Valley wine-sipping itinerary has just scored a bold new addition, with the much anticipated launch of Hubert Estate. Now open and welcoming in patrons, the new destination winery is the work of Gerry and Andrew Ryan, (Mitchelton Winery, Nagambie Brewery & Distillery, The Prince). And it’s an absolute doozy, featuring a modern Australian restaurant, new-look cellar door, art gallery, event space and boutique wine store.
The Coldstream site formerly home to St Huberts winery has been given a complete transformation at the hands of celebrated design studio Cera Stribley, with its most striking feature being the main building — cut dramatically into the earth, crowned by an expanse of lawn and overlooking the vines.
The multi-faceted estate is set to serve an array of wining, dining and cultural experiences, headlined by Quarters — a restaurant of modern Australian and Euro influence that’s led by Executive Chef Michael Smith (former Head Chef at Coda and Tonka).
Celebrating both lunch and dinner, the diner will hero dishes cooked over charcoal and wood on the kitchen’s custom-made grill, along with a selection of wood-fired pizza and handmade pasta creations.
Meanwhile, Hubert Gallery of Art is set to showcase a strong curation of Indigenous works, and event space Harriet promises to sweep you off your feet with its stunning fitout and breathtaking views.
Wine lovers are also in excellent hands here, thanks to the newly revamped St Huberts cellar door, where you can sample the full house range of wines, or settle in to enjoy a bottle over some local cheese and charcuterie. The adjoining boutique wine store Notes is stocked with up to 70 drops from across Australia, championing new techniques and emerging varietals above all.