New 150-pax restaurant, cellar door and cidery to open in Hahndorf

Sidewood Estate will open a new cellar door, cidery and 150-seat restaurant in Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills.

Set to open in mid-January 2020, the new property is a five-minute drive from the winery’s existing cellar door at Maximillian’s Restaurant in Verdun.

“We want Sidewood Cellar Door and Restaurant to add yet another dimension to the wonderful food and beverage experiences that already exist in our unique part of the world,” co-owner Owen Inglis said.

“We are using local tradespeople, builders and designers on the development as well as … local stone and timber. We will also showcase many other outstanding local producers from our region at the restaurant and cellar door.”

The new venue will feature a large outdoor decked area and enclosed outdoor dining space with a retractable roof and a woodfired-oven “pizza kitchen”.

“As our business continues to grow it’s also vitally important for our brand to evolve,” said co-owner Cassandra Inglis.

“The space will reflect our award-winning, contemporary wines and ciders, and our beautiful surroundings. The clean and sleek, modern design of the restaurant and cellar door will feel elegant but approachable, relaxed and authentic.”