Thursday 24 September 2015

St Hugo Estate to Open in the Heart of the Barossa

The ultimate experience in Australian fine wine will arrive when the luxurious St HugoTM Estate opens in the Barossa Valley in 2016.

Designed with the wine connoisseur and luxury traveller in mind, the St Hugo Estate will set a global benchmark, immersing guests into the elegant world of one of Australia's most sought after wine labels.

This project has been supported by a $1 million grant from the Government of South Australia's Regional Development Fund through Primary Industries and Regions SA to boost jobs and investment in regions

The St Hugo Estate will offer a range of premium and exclusive experiences, with advance bookings recommended to avoid disappointment.

The Estate will be home to a first-class wine lounge where guests can savour a glass of St Hugo wine or partake in a carefully crafted wine flight designed to take them on a journey through the intricacies of the St Hugo wines.

Guests will also have access to the Estate's fine dining restaurant and chef's table, allowing them to enjoy intimate dining sessions crafted from local flavours and regional offerings, all curated to match the unparalleled elegance of St Hugo wines.

For the ultimate luxury seeker, the underground cellar and wine vault will offer VIP guests a private tasting session of St Hugo's most prized vintages.

The new Estate will be a true reflection of the St Hugo brand and bring to life Hugo Gramp's legacy of success, sophistication and excellence.

The building's history is rooted in the very origins of the Barossa as a settlement and a wine region. It was originally built in the 1850s by William Jacob, who conducted the first survey of the region in 1839 and chose to settle there. In 1918 Hugo Gramp was instrumental in the purchase of the property for Gramp & Sons and almost 100 years later the property will be home to the wines named in Hugo's honour.

Enquiries relating to advance bookings for the luxury experiences at the St Hugo Estate are welcome from 1 October 2015, with the doors opening to visitors from 1 July 2016.

An official opening will follow in September 2016 to coincide with the 131st anniversary of the Hugo Gramp's birthday.

# 'St Hugo Estate' refers to the building and not the source of grapes for St Hugo wines.
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