Slick new winery accommodation comes to Adelaide

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The epicentre of the South Australian wine trade, Adelaide is surrounded by well-known wine areas: the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley… And now, a brand new breed of savvy vineyard lodging is trending: pattern the native product, then sleep it off on-site.

Winery in Adelaide beneath blue sky. Picture by ©kwest/Shutterstock

The McLaren Vale area, a 45-minute jaunt south of Adelaide, is legendary for its punchy shiraz and grenache, grown beneath the SA solar in wealthy terra rossa limestone soils. The vibe right here is progressive, slightly than old-school – an ethos which informs each native structure and viticulture.

The ‘Cadole’. Picture by The Winery Retreat

Following this lead, the Winery Retreat, set in a working winery, has added a luxe sleepover pod to its lodging choices. Dubbed the ‘Cadole’, after conventional French one-room vineyard huts, the transient for the brand new pod was easy: a up to date tackle the French custom; or, as retreat-owner Anthea Cross places it, “a chic reformation of the quintessential ‘in-vineyard’ dwelling.”

Designed and constructed by Adelaide eco-design trailblazers Escapod, the Cadole options radical insulation, under-floor heating, an open hearth, full kitchen, customized joinery and vine views aplenty. Constructed off-site to high-end specs then craned into place, Escapod says their design is a “prefabricated, movable, off-grid succesful, luxurious resort room” – and, at 70 square-metres, it’s about twice the dimensions of the common resort room.

The pods overlook the winery. Picture by The Winery Retreat

Internally it’s a slick product, however sitting outdoors sipping shiraz is the place you need to be: take your decide of three decks, which, as Anthea Cross suggests, “enable visitors to decide on their facet and vista” relying on McLaren Vale’s “continually altering mild and temper.” Charges for the Cadole begin at round AUD$450 (US$323) per night time.

Different vineyard sleepovers round Adelaide to have opened not too long ago embody CABN and Cobbs Hill Property B&B within the Adelaide Hills, and Resort California Street, additionally in McLaren Vale.

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