Development Plan Consent Received

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Barossa Cellar is one step closer to becoming a reality, with Barossa Council providing development plan consent for the revised plans.

As a result of the Barossa Grape & Wine Association’s (BGWA) decision to sign a long-term lease of The Barossa Cellar, the original designs were amended to include office space to accommodate BGWA’s day-to-day operations. These updated plans received Council’s consent on 15th February 2017.

The Barossa Cellar Chairman James Wark said this meant the ground-breaking community project could proceed to the fundraising stage. “The Barossa Cellar represents a significant investment in the future of the Barossa and we have been working hard to prepare a detailed and professional fundraising strategy,” James said.

“This will be finalised over the next few weeks and it is with great anticipation that we will launch our fundraising campaign in April.

“With the support of the local community and those with a strong affinity with the Barossa through wine, family or business, we hope to raise enough money to begin construction later this year. Barons of Barossa have already pledged more than $1 million to the project which is a very significant and generous donation.”

Mr Wark said The Barossa Cellar would serve as the centre of the Barossa wine community, by providing meeting spaces, wine education opportunities and provision for the BGWA and the Barons to promote brand Barossa and continue to support a united grapegrowing and winemaking community.

“This project requires the local community and other donors to get behind The Barossa Cellar which is neither a cellar door, nor a function centre,” Mr Wark said. “The Barossa Cellar will be an independent, globally recognised and respected wine museum that properly stores the Barossa’s most valuable wine collection.”

Barossa Council Mayor Bob Sloane said The Barossa Cellar promised to deliver many benefits for the Barossa, including celebrating and sharing our wines with the rest of the world.

“I would like to congratulate the Barons of Barossa for initiating the concept of a regional cellar and for their significant pledge to ensure this project becomes a reality,” Mr Sloane said. “The project is an exciting one for our region and the end result will be an iconic landmark of which we can all be very proud.”