Project Description

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is a unique global wine company with a leading international portfolio of new world wines. TWE’s Penfolds Magill Estate property has been nestled in the foothills of Adelaide for over 100 years.

The Penfolds Magill Estate Café & Cellar Door refurbishment included a cafe with indoor and outdoor seating, private tasting rooms and the award winning Penfolds Cellar Door. Many elements of this unique project were heritage listed requiring FDC to ensure these were protected and retained during the build.

The Cellar Door includes climate controlled blackened steel joinery highlighting the iconic Penfolds Grange which is displayed in chronological order from the first date of release. Bespoke timber joinery was created using a number of Australian species of timber throughout the project, highlighting the surroundings of the Magill Estate location. Custom ceilings were also created featuring a map of South Australia along with coordinated red lighting showing the locations of TWE wineries.

The infamous 1,200L Helen Keller vat required refurbishment and relocation which was carried out in conjunction with specialists due to the heritage listing of this treasured item.

The project also includes a new commercial kitchen for the Magill Estate Café, surface treatments and joinery for the existing underground cellars, a new open plan office, kitchen and amenities for onsite staff,

This project was the second stage for Magill Estate and FDC, the first being a successful refurbishment of Cellar 24 and the Coopers Shop.

Project Features

  • Climate controlled “Grange” timeline display.
  • Bespoke joinery timber joinery – A number of Australian species of timber throughout the project.
  • The cellar door bars finished in a black burnt timber.
  • Blacken steel wine storage units
  • Relocation of heritage listed 1200L Helen Keller Vat
  • Glazed energy efficient glass façade
  • FDC undertook the design and construct of the commercial kitchen
  • Recondition heritage listed walls and tunnels
  • Integration of a heritage elements of the existing building into the new building
  • Make good existing structural element of the building that had deteriorated over time whilst considering the heritage listing
  • Ungraded hard & soft landscaping
  • High quality polished concrete flooring

Project Size

3,400sqm refurbishment / fitout


36 weeks


Treasury Wine Estates

Award list

  • 2017 Winner
  • Australian Institute of Architects
  • Interior Architecture
  • 2017 Winner
  • Australian Institute of Architects
  • Commercial Architecture
  • 2018 Winner
  • Great Wine Capitals
  • Best of Wine Tourism
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