New hub for collectable wines from the team behind the State Buildings
The luxe new option for Perth wine buffs seeking far more than just storage for their valuable collections.
Somewhere between an exclusive club for wine enthusiasts and a bespoke, fully serviced private cellar for collectors, a luxury new wine facility steered by one of the state’s leading experts is set to change the face of wine collecting in Perth. An offshoot of Perth’s award-winning State Buildings hospitality precinct, State Cellars will bring together the elements of refined architecture, custom build, state-of-the-art facilities and the curatorial expertise of Emma Farrelly, Director of Wine for the State Buildings and one of Australia’s leading wine authorities and independent show judges.
State Cellars will be the ultimate, no-holds-barred cave for wine buffs, and at this end of the market, a first for Perth – State Cellars will be far more than a vault for valuable wine. It will be an invaluable resource for enthusiasts who not only want their collection stored properly, securely and conveniently, but who also value advice, access to rarities and deals, and a sense of community around food and wine. The team of sommeliers and wine experts on hand will provide advice on collection management, investment wines, and pairing suggestions; in addition, clients will receive invitations to private tastings, masterclasses and events in the exclusive State Buildings tasting rooms – State Cellars will be the nucleus of a serious Perth wine community.
The project represents the collaboration of significant Perth talent: Fini Group Director, Adrian Fini, Architect Patrick Miller (Finespun); State Buildings Creative Director Alessio Fini and wine guru Farrelly. Totally rebuilding a discreetly set former warehouse in Carrington Street, Nedlands, gave the State Cellars team scope to get everything right. “The project attempts to re-create the cave-like experience of underground cellars,” says architect Miller, “dark and moody within a low ceiling environment.
“The design intent was to reference the textured coloured earth in which vines are grown and contrast this with the robust rigid strength that only steel can provide.” Miller emphasises the project’s adaptive re-use of a former warehouse, retaining pre-existing building stock, is the most sustainable form of building practice. State Cellars offers just 33 individual cellaring spaces with a minimum commitment of twelve months.
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Emma Farrelly has ensured every need of serious wine collectors has been meticulously catered to, from humidity and light, to temperature control. “For our members, wine is both pleasure and necessity,” says Farrelly. “We believe the wine cellaring experience should inspire and serve the unique needs of our members, facilitating that special personal connection at every touchpoint. “We’re excited to bring a new level of service and sophistication to the wine storage and buying market. Our mission is to provide a seamless, personalised experience for our members, ensuring their prized collections are not only stored, but also managed with the utmost care and expertise. And we also look forward to the thrill of helping them find that extra special bottle through our extensive network.
“We understand that every wine collection is unique and personal,” Farrelly added. “That’s why we’ve created an experience that is as individual as our clients and their wines. We are here to support and enhance your experience.” Managing State Cellars on a daily basis is Justin Biskup, a wine aficionado with impeccable credentials. Most recently Head Sommelier at Melbourne’s prestigious Vue de monde, Justin’s experience both at the coalface of consumer service and behind the scenes in wineries, here and abroad, helps make the Cellars offer a compelling one.
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